More about Palo Verde trees
By terryh on Jul 01, 2005
Here are some seed pods from a Mexican Palo Verde tree (Parkinsonia aculeata). This is one of two Palo Verde species common around here (the other being the Foothills Palo Verde, Cercidium microphyllum). I collected these pods from the gutter next to a vacant lot. The Mexican Palo Verde is rated an "obnoxious weed" due to the ease of its propogation from seed. But it is quite an attractive tree, really. I intend to grow on or two for the garden. By the way, that's a 6" (15 cm) metal rule, for scale.