Calflora
Taxon  Report   10179    
Parkinsonia microphylla  Torr.
Yellow paloverde
Parkinsonia microphylla
© 2004 Debra Valov
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Parkinsonia microphylla
© 2016 Keir Morse
Parkinsonia microphylla
© 2010 James M. Andre
Parkinsonia microphylla, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Cercidum microphyllum
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Parkinsonia microphylla
© 2010 James M. Andre
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Parkinsonia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Cercidium microphyllum
CNPS: Cercidum microphyllum
More information about  Parkinsonia microphylla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAMI5)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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