| Parkinsonia aculeata, Pea family (Leguminosae)
|Flowers:||Each flower typically has 4 deep yellow petals and 1 orange to reddish-brown petal, to 1" wide, with brown-tipped stamens.|
|Leaves:||Leaves are bright green, made up of parallel rows of leaflets, to 20" long. Tree bark is yellow-green.|
|Height:||Tree grows to 40' high.|
| Photographed June
5, in Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found in desert valleys.