catclaw


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catclaw

(ˈkætˌklɔː)
n
(Plants) a variety of shrub with small spines and white or yellow flowers
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Noun1.catclaw - erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida
genus Pithecellobium, genus Pithecolobium, Pithecellobium, Pithecolobium - thorny shrubs and trees of tropical and subtropical America and Asia
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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They dropped like the stones I'd throw in Catclaw Creek or fluttered spastically and panickedly up whereupon I took more tenacious aim-- much more difficult now because they moved-- not me, frozen as if in a camera's flash-- troubling the tyranny of the ordinary as if a wave of meaning or unmeaning went rippling like heat through the yard.
Shrubs were few and include catclaw mimosa (Mimosa biuncifera), agarito (Berberis trifoliolata), and fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica).
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Catclaw (Mimosa biuncifera): a pest or a means to restore soil fertility in heavily eroded soil from the central highlands of Mexico?
James Montgomery is the manager at Blue Sky, a burger restaurant off Catclaw Drive.
Then they set the dogs loose in the palo verde, cholla, catclaw and prickly pear thickets bordering what would amount to a stream course when it rained.
catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii), juniper (Juniperus deppeana), sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri), century plant (Agave chrysantha), mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus), and manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens).
The vegetation community was predominantly honey mesquite Prosopis glandulosa, catclaw acacia Acacia greggii, oaks Quercus spp.
oak forests are dominated by oaks, Mexican manzanita, catclaw (Mimosa monancistra) and jarilla (Dodonaea viscosa); and natural grasslands include Eragostis spp.
I've seen some nasty brush in my day, and with the exception of an Arizona river bed choked with catclaw and screwbean mesquite, nothing I've seen in the lower forty-eight states compares with South Texas brush for sheer orneriness.