Acacia farnesiana
Sweet Acacia

Family: Fabaceae

Form: Semi-deciduous shrub or small tree with horizontal branch habit, reaching 8-20'

Leaves: Bi-pinnately compound, alternate, entire, linear, glabrous

Stem/Bark: Spiney, evident lenticels

Flower: Yellow, fragrant, globose heads

Fruit: Legume, green turning black, often in clusters

Comments: Sweet Acacia makes an outstanding specimen tree. A related species, Acacia choriophylla, is equally spectacular, with larger leaflets and no spines.