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Sonora Ironwood Tree

Sonora Ironwood TreeThe Sonora Ironwood (Olneya Tesota, Gray) is a small tree, with hoary, spine-beset twigs and locust-like flowers, leaves and seed pods. It has very hard wood.

In the deserts between Arizona and Lower California it is a most beautiful object when in bloom. It sheds its red bark in flakes after the manner of the buttonwood.