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  • n. erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida


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  • Flora normally found in the deserts of West Texas, such as catclaw mimosa and soaptree yucca, also occur on dry sites.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Absolutely worst, though, is the catclaw that grows in the draws and flats out around Big Bend.

    Lazz Loads: The Short Magnums

  • I didn't even feel it at the time but I'd sliced myself to ribbons on the catclaw.

    Lazz Loads: The Short Magnums

  • At middle elevations, dense thickets of shrubs such as desert ceanothus, alderleaf mountain mahogany, and catclaw mimosa form chaparral communities.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • At middle elevations, a chaparral community occurs beneath the trees, composed of shrubs such as desert ceanothus, alderleaf mountain mahogany, and catclaw mimosa.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Vegetation is mostly mid and tall grasses such as seacoast bluestem, switchgrass, gulfdune paspalum, fringeleaf paspalum, sandbur, purple threeawn, pricklypear, and catclaw with an overstory of southern live oak and honey mesquite trees.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Common and characteristic plants include several acacias: boat-thorned acacia (Acacia cochliacantha), and tree catclaw, or tésota (Acacia occidentalis).

    Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest

  • The reason my mood is no longer swinging wildly but settling into familiar, well-paced tracks marked with catclaw scratches and gusts of wind, that's from you too, y'know.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • Mesquite: strong flavor--not exactly tangy like the catclaw, but like SuperHoney, however not much aftertaste

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • The biscuits made for another good honey sampling opportunity and Brian challenged my declaration that the wildflower honey was blah--he thought it was stronger than the catclaw.

    Archive 2005-04-01


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