Alternate name: Littleleaf Leadtree, Wahoo-tree, Goldenball Leadtree
Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family
Description Little-leaf leadtree or goldenball leadtree is a small, multi-trunked tree or large shrub,12-15 ft. tall, which can reach 25 ft. Airy, light-green foliage occurs on brittle stems. Bark is flaky and cinnamon-colored. Sweet-smelling flowers occur in 1 in., yellow-orange globes and will appear after every rain from summer through fall. .
Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Grasslands & prairies.
Range Southwest, Texas.
Comments Open enough that sun-loving species can bloom underneath. Brittle branches are often broken in high winds and ice storms.
Exposure Preference Sun.
Flower April - October
Native Distribution In Texas, Edwards Plateau w. to Davis & Chisos Mts.; also n. Mexico
Site Preference Rocky, limestone areas; dry canyons
Soil Preference Dry, rocky, limestone or igneous soils.