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Saw this small tree/large shrub in kingman arizona yesterday.
I'm am always looking for plants that can hadle arizona.

There was a light freeze the night before. It looks healthy.

The seeds are red.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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mescal bean tree
mescal bean tree
 
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Looks like mescal bean, Dermatophyllum spp. Native to the deserts of AZ, NM, TX, and northern Mexico. Highly toxic to livestock and humans, but some folk say you can get a massive psychedelic trip from a small dose of the seeds. Nitrogen fixing and a good shelter/nurse tree for other vegetation.
 
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That looks like it.

Thank you.

I'll start growing them in the spring.

Seriously, i need a bigger greenhouse.
 
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