Central Great Plains, Chihuahuan Deserts, Cross Timbers, East Central Texas Plains, Edwards Plateau, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, High Plains, Southern Texas Plains, Southwestern Tablelands, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain
After the first hard frost, fern acacia dies to the ground. For use as a ground cover and in prairie restorations. Colonizes by rhizomes.
A thornless acacia with lacy foliage of compound leaves are it’s most attractive feature. Round masses of creamy white or salmon-colored flowers resembling shaving brushes. This native legume has seeds that are rich in protein; The species name, meaning “most narrow” in Latin, refers to the nature of the leaflets. Resembles a shrub but is not woody.
Sand, Loam, Clay, Limestone, Alkaline, Calcareous, Well Drained, Dry
Sun, Part Shade
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1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas.. 2) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Acaciella+angustissima&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 3) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ACAN11. 4) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=10283&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 5) Wasowski and Wasowski, Native Texas Plants Landscaping Region by Region, 1991, pg 96.
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