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#1 From the leaves, looks like some type of tick-trefoil (Desmodium). Can't tell how large the flowers are from the photo, so that makes ID more difficult.
#2 Looks more like a tree - the thorns are noticeable. If a tree, probably Mesquite. If not, not sure what it is.
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mitch brant wrote:#1 From the leaves, looks like some type of tick-trefoil (Desmodium). Can't tell how large the flowers are from the photo, so that makes ID more difficult.
#2 Looks more like a tree - the thorns are noticeable. If a tree, probably Mesquite. If not, not sure what it is.
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Thanks Mitch! I don't think #2 was a tree. The flower for #1 was about 2 inches long and a little less than that across. I will continue the search and keep you updated.
 
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mitch brant wrote:#1 From the leaves, looks like some type of tick-trefoil (Desmodium). Can't tell how large the flowers are from the photo, so that makes ID more difficult.
#2 Looks more like a tree - the thorns are noticeable. If a tree, probably Mesquite. If not, not sure what it is.
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Alrighty Mitch! I've got Butterfly Pea for #1. Clitoria Mariana. Still working on that thorny dude.
 
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Mitch, the thorny guy is reportedly sensitive (aka cat's claw) briar seedpods.
 
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Very good. From the #2 photo, it looked like the plant had only 3 leaflets, which made it look like a Desmodium or possibly Hog Peanut or a relative. Also size of the flower and number per stem wasn't apparent. Butterfly Pea has 5 leaflets but I didn't see all five in the photo. With the Cat's Claw, the woody stems looked like a tree or bush rather than a vine. Mesquites have similar looking leaves and flowers.
 
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mitch brant wrote:Very good. From the #2 photo, it looked like the plant had only 3 leaflets, which made it look like a Desmodium or possibly Hog Peanut or a relative. Also size of the flower and number per stem wasn't apparent. Butterfly Pea has 5 leaflets but I didn't see all five in the photo. With the Cat's Claw, the woody stems looked like a tree or bush rather than a vine. Mesquites have similar looking leaves and flowers.


According to my "Wildflowers of Arkansas" book by Carl G Hunter, Butterfly Pea leaves are trifoliate. Thanks again for your help Mitch! You are the man!
 
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