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Parkinsonia florida (Benth. ex A. Gray) S. Watson
BLUE PALOVERDE
Cercidium floridium

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Parkinsonia florida
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Parkinsonia florida

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Parkinsonia florida, Flower
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Parkinsonia florida, twig - orientation of petioles
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Parkinsonia florida, twig - orientation of petioles
Parkinsonia florida, twig - orientation of petioles
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Parkinsonia florida, twig - orientation of petioles

Parkinsonia florida, bark - of a large tree
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Parkinsonia florida, bark - of a large tree
Parkinsonia florida, bark - of a large tree
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Parkinsonia florida, bark - of a large tree

Parkinsonia florida, bark - of a small tree or small branch
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Parkinsonia florida, bark - of a small tree or small branch
Parkinsonia florida, whole tree or vine - view up trunk
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Parkinsonia florida, whole tree or vine - view up trunk

Parkinsonia florida, whole tree or vine - general
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Parkinsonia florida, whole tree or vine - general
Parkinsonia florida, whole tree or vine - general
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Parkinsonia florida, whole tree or vine - general

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Perdita genalis @ UCRC_ENT (6)

Perdita luciae @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Perdita punctosignata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita punctulata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita triangulifera @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita turgiceps @ UCRC_ENT (24)
Apidae  Anthophora cinerula @ LACM_ENTB (6)

Anthophora hololeuca @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Anthophora mojavensis @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Centris pallida @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Buprestidae  Chrysobothris octocola @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Chrysomelidae  Mimosestes amicus @ UCIS (12)

Stator limbatus @ UCIS (7)
Colletidae  Hylaeus asininus @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Hylaeus episcopalis @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Crabronidae  Philanthus gibbosus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Encyrtidae  Copidosoma @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Prionomitus mitratus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Megachilidae  Ashmeadiella bigeloviae @ UCRC_ENT (9)

Ashmeadiella cazieri @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Ashmeadiella clypeodentata @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Ashmeadiella femorata @ UCRC_ENT (21)

Ashmeadiella rhodognatha @ UCRC_ENT (21)

Megachile chilopsidis @ UCRC_ENT (9)

Megachile discorhina @ UCRC_ENT (32)

Megachile odontostoma @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Osmia clarescens @ EMEC (1)
Meloidae  Epicauta virgulata @ UCIS (30)
Stratiomyidae  Adoxomyia albopilosa @ UCRC_ENT (1)

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Blue Palo Verde, Cercidium floridum

Blue Palo Verde
Cercidium floridum



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Family: Leguminoceae , Pea Family
Perennial
Plant Size: Generally less than 25' (7.5 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Early Spring
Habitat Preferred: Desert
Photo(s) taken at: Hwy 89A between Rocking Chair and Cornville Roads
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Other Common Names:
Origin: Native
Comments: This is an unusual plant for the Verfde Valley - Palo Verde usually grows at elevations under 4000' and in more desert conditions. There are only a few examples growing wild in our area.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora" , Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;    "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona" , Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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Parkinsonia florida (Benth. ex A. Gray) S. Watson
blue paloverde

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General Information
Symbol: PAFL6
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Tree
Native Status : L48   N
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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Davis, University of California Davis Arboretum. February 4, 2002. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Davis, University of California Davis Arboretum. February 4, 2002. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Davis, University of California Davis Arboretum. June 9, 2003. Usage Requirements .

©Steven Perkins. USDA NRCS Lockeford PMC (CAPMC) . United States, CA, Riverside Co., Blythe vicinity, McCoy Wash. November 13, 2003. Usage Requirements .

©Steven Perkins. USDA NRCS Lockeford PMC (CAPMC) . United States, CA, Riverside Co., Blythe vicinity, McCoy Wash. November 13, 2003. Usage Requirements .

©Steven Perkins. USDA NRCS Lockeford PMC (CAPMC) . United States, CA, Riverside Co., Blythe vicinity, McCoy Wash. November 13, 2003. Usage Requirements .

F. Lee Kirby. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, AZ. 1940. Usage Requirements .

T.P. Lukens. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, CA, Riverside Co. 1901. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
CEFL6 Cercidium floridum Benth. ex A. Gray
CEFLF2 Cercidium floridum Benth. ex A. Gray ssp. floridum blue palo verde

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Parkinsonia L. – paloverde
Species Parkinsonia florida (Benth. ex A. Gray) S. Watson – blue paloverde

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Arizona Cercidium floridum
blue palo verde Salvage Assessed

Wetland Status

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USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (PAFL6)

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Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0060 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8076 3101 3987 0057 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0303 0258 [detail]
© 2003 Brent Miller

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0129 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0128 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0104 1064 [detail]
© 2004 James M. Andre

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0126 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0061 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0127 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0104 1065 [detail]
© 2004 James M. Andre

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8076 3101 3987 0058 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4570 0063 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4570 0062 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 8120 3181 4574 0059 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0190 [detail]
© 2005 Steven Perkins

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0191 [detail]
© 2005 Steven Perkins

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0192 [detail]
© 2005 Steven Perkins

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 0305 0783 [detail]
© 2005 Dieter Wilken

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 1105 0257 [detail]
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 1105 0264 [detail]
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 0000 0000 1105 0278 [detail]
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 1351 3163 4289 0012 [detail]
J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
ID: 1351 3163 4289 0013 [detail]
J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Parkinsonia florida
Parkinsonia florida
Blue Palo Verde
ID: 0000 0000 0602 0028 [detail]
© 2002 Charles E. Jones

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