Scientific Name: Acacia greggii Common Name: Catclaw Acacia Family: Fabaceae, Pea Family Duration: Perennial Size: From 5 to 12 feet or more. (20') Growth Form: Small tree or large shrub; rounded with many branches; armed with sharp, stout, cat-claw like thorns; form thickets along streams and washes. Leaves: Green or gray-green; twice-pinnately compound; Flower Color: Creamy-white; flowers in 2 inch spikes, fragrant, fruit a contorted pod (legume). Flowering Season: April to October.
Comments: While dormant in the winter months, acacia greggii is one of the greenest plants in the desert during the spring and summer months. A great summer bloomer and very fragrant.