Fabaceae Prosopis pubescens Benth.

Screwbean Mesquite

Pima, Gila River - Other, Season Indicator

Use documented by:
Rea, Amadeo M., 1991, Gila River Pima Dietary Reconstruction, Arid Lands Newsletter 31:3-10, page 6

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Scientific name: Prosopis pubescens Benth.
USDA symbol: PRPU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Screwbean Mesquite
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Pima, Gila River
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Season Indicator
Notes: Leaves used as a sign that planted crops would be safe from freezing weather.

RECRD: 8787 id: 30091