|Yellow flowers with some sprouting and they branch off of the middle section of the plant|
The Yellow Palo Verde is a very strange looking shrub. It grows in the Sonoran desert of the southwestern United States. It can be used for firewood and the flowers are used by florists. The Palo Verde is a common tree and extinction.. Web. Date of Access, May 9th, 2012. Unknown Author. Palo Verde means “green stick” in Spanish. Because all parts of the wood are green. Palo Verde is a large shrub and are very popular in Sonora Desert. The Palo Verde is the state tree of Arizona. .
Palo Verde trees have dense, twiggy, low-hanging branches. Some of the major stems sprout from the main trunk about 8 inches (20 centimeters) from the ground. The crown is normally 12 to 18 feet height. They can grow from ten to twenty feet tall but are very slowly. Palo Verde has smooth, yellow-green barks that contain chlorophyll and carry out photosynthesis. Palo Verde has small leaves (about one inch long). The small size of leave will prevent the water from escaping. The new leaves will grow back when the rainfall come again. The leaves will drop during dry and hot periods. The flower will bloom in late spring through early summer. . The Palo Verde’s flowers are bright yellow flowers with five lobes, and size is only half inch across .
Seeds are produced when the areas is wet and cool in spring. The Palo Verde grows in semiarid climates with mild winters, hot summers, and rainy seasons. After the seeds have germinated most of them will actually die and only about 2% will survive overall. . The Palo Verde can live from 100 to 400 years. .
Palo Verdes live in the southwestern part of The United States. They can be found on the steep lower mountain slopes at altitudes of 1,000 to 4,000 feet. The plants also are very versatile and live in extremely hot climates with little amounts of water. .
Native Americans use the Palo Verde as shelter of hummingbirds and other desert birds/animals . White-throated also use the Palo Verde as a shelter. The Palo Verde is a nurse plant for the saguaro cactus .
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