Catclaw Acacia, Wait-A-Minute Bush
Acacia greggii, senegalia greggii
Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
In relative feet, width by height
|10-20' × 10-20'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Stout compound leaves
|Contorted brown seed pod with flattened tan beans
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| Acacia greggii (SEINet Range
Senegalia greggii (SEINet Range Map)
|This Plant can be a large shrub or small tree, differentiated from other species by its backward-curving, cat claw like thorns. Catclaw Acacia is found across most of Arizona along washes and flats. Aside from the thorns the plant can be recognized by its grey bark, small compound leaves, beans which twist and contort, and the pipe cleaner style cream colored blooms. This is a great pollinator plant, but best placed away from a walkway because of its sharp thorns, which catch and tear clothing.