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| Spiny Kidneywood|
Spiny kidneywood is an uncommon to rare small shrub that has been found only in three sites in the Trans-Pecos. It is not spiny, but its branches are stiff and angular. It grows to 2 or 3 feet high, with sparse branching and tiny leaflets. The flowers are white to bluish, appearing in racemes similar to those of E. texana. It would make an unusual, attractive ground cover in hot dry sites, especially on rocky slopes, but unfortunately it is not available in nurseries.
Plant Habit or Use: groundcover
Flower Color: white to blue -tinged
Blooming Period: summer
Fruit Characteristics: small pod
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Width: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Soil Requirements: alkaline