Prosopis glandulosa

Honey Mesquite is a common tree in our area.  It tends to invade pastures & grasslands that are unbalanced.  It is a very drought-tolerant tree that makes a nice addition to an urban landscape – especially xeriscapes – but watch out for the thorns!  Don’t plant a mesquite near a water line or septic system because these trees have infamous water-seeking roots – which is what makes them so hardy even in the worst of droughts.