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Mystery Monday - Name That Shrub!

By January 7, 2013

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Mystery Monday 010713 Shrub

Welcome to the first Mystery Monday of 2013! It's been rather frosty here in Utah lately. The other day I saw 0F on my car thermometer...aikes! The winners of the last Mystery Monday were Valerie and Darrel. It was rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Congrats!

Your clues for this week:

  • This shrub is part of the Fabaceae (pea) family.
  • While many of its relatives hail from Australia, this one comes from India.
  • Many relatives bear phyllodes, but this one has bipinnate leaves.

Good luck!


January 8, 2013 at 10:08 am
(1) Karen says:

Looks like an acacia arabica, or gum arabic.

January 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm
(2) pete says:

is it a mimosa tree?

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