|Photo by Ned Harris 12/7/11|
Hand of Anne Green, Penny from Bob Wenrick
You already know that there are several species of Palo Verde. The two you'll find most frequently in Sabino Canyon are Foothills (on left) (Parkinsonia microphylla) and Blue (Parkinsonia florida). The leaflets of the Foothills variety are tiny (micro-); smaller than those of the Blue. Click on the photo to see more detail in the color of the leaflets and branches. Foothills is yellow-green; Blue is blue-green.