Acacia ,Acacia farnesiana

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Acacia
Acacia farnesiana
Description: Acacia is a spreading, usually short tree with spines and alternate
compound leaves. Its individual leaflets are small. Its flowers are ball-shaped, bright
yellow, and very fragrant. Its bark is a whitish-gray color. Its fruits are dark brown
and podlike.
Habitat and Distribution: Acacia grows in open, sunny areas. It is found throughout
all tropical regions.
Note: There are about 500 species of acacia. These plants are especially prevalent in
Africa, southern Asia, and Australia, but many species are found in the warmer and
drier parts of America.
Edible Parts: Its young leaves, flowers, and pods are edible raw or cooked.

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