palo verde


palo verde
(Sp. model spelled same [pálo] [see above] and [pérSe] < Latin viridis 'green')
   Carlisle: 1901. A tree with bright yellow flowers (Cercidium microphyllus) native to arid regions of the Southwest, especially Arizona and California. Referenced by Santamaría as the chumari plant of Sinaloa, Mexico, which is similar to the jaboncillo and is sometimes called by that name. It may also refer to a leguminous plant (Parkinsonia aculeata) or to the Cercidium peninsulare, native to Baja California. A rosaceous plant called guayule or palo prieto may also be called by this name. In the American Southwest it is also known as retama, lluvia de oro 'rain of gold'. Along with chaparral, mesquite, cacti, and other typical plants, the palo verde is often featured in desert backdrops in western films.

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