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Palo Blanco at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Palo Blanco

Acacia willardiana

Family

Fabaceae, Pea Family

Form

Tree 15 feet to 20 feet tall, 10 feet to 15 feet wide

Range

Western Sonora and northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico

Habitat

Rocky bajadas, slopes and arroyos from 0 to 2,000 feet elevation; Sonoran desertscrub and thornscrub

Living Desert Location

Chase Administration, Foothills of Sonora Garden

Factoid

One of palo blanco’s many attributes is its light colored, paper-like exfoliating bark.