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Synonyms for catclaw

erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds

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The Catclaw deploys a metal spike when driven over, puncturing the tyres of any motorist who tries to mount the kerb.
Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) D.C.), huisache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.) and catclaw (Mimosa biuncifera Benth.) and their effect on dynamics of carbon and nitrogen in soils of the semi-arid highlands of Durango, Mexico.
laxiflora (catclaw), is a plant of the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) Mimosoideae subfamily and is native to Northern and Southern America (Robinson, 1898).
Then they set the dogs loose in the palo verde, cholla, catclaw and prickly pear thickets bordering what would amount to a stream course when it rained.
The vegetation community was predominantly honey mesquite Prosopis glandulosa, catclaw acacia Acacia greggii, oaks Quercus spp., prickly pear Opuntia sp., common broomweed Amphiachyris dracunculoides, silver bluestem Bothriochloa saccharoides, sideoats grama Bouteloua curtipendula and buffalo grass Buchloe dactyloides (Gould 1978, Hatch & Pluhar 1993, Everitt et al.
The chaparral is characterized by oaks (Quercus spp.), Mexican manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens), yucca (Yucca filifera), sotol (Dasylirion acrotriche) and nopal (Opuntia spp.); oak forests are dominated by oaks, Mexican manzanita, catclaw (Mimosa monancistra) and jarilla (Dodonaea viscosa); and natural grasslands include Eragostis spp., Mulhenbergia spp., Aristida spp., and Stipa spp.
I've seen some nasty brush in my day, and with the exception of an Arizona river bed choked with catclaw and screwbean mesquite, nothing I've seen in the lower forty-eight states compares with South Texas brush for sheer orneriness.
172 70 77 commutata 2003 Yellow Betula alleghaniensis 2006 159 119 61 BLACK-MANGROVE Avicennia germinans 2003 85 58 43 BLACKBEAD Catclaw Pithecellobium unguis-cati 173 78 93 2007 Ebony Pithecellobium flexicaule 171 50 64 1991 Guadeloupe Pithecellobium guadalupense 15 13 15 1995 BLACKHAW Viburnum prunifolium 64 25 32 [dagger] 1985 Viburnum prunifolium 62 26 35 [dagger] 2007 Rusty Viburnum rufidulum 1999 50 32 28 BLUEWOOD Condalia hookeri 1989 85 29 28 BOXELDER Acer negundo 2003 230 120 84 BUCIDA Bucida buceras 1997 152 69 73 BUCKEYE Bottlebrush Aesculus parviflora 1993 41 14 25 California Aesculus californica 2001 176 46 60 Ohio Aesculus glabra var.
Spikes (Bird Flite, Catclaw, Bird-B-Gone, ECOPIC, and Nixalite) help prevent birds from roosting on ledges, roof peaks, window sills, signs, and ornamental architectural features (Figure 5-47).
In camp we reduced mesquite and catclaw to hot coals.
We've crouched together in blinds overlooking Alabama and Mississippi green fields, perched side by side in twin treestands above Midwestern deer trails, and dodged menacing catclaw clumps and prickly pear patches while stalking Lone Star bucks.
He lived for a time in Greenwich Village, traveled back and forth to Europe, spent various periods of time in Hollywood writing for and about the film industry, and lived his last years in a shanty he named "Catclaw Siding" on the Morongo Indian Reservation in Southern California.