Palo Verde Tree
The Palo Verde Tree grows in the canyons and washes of the Western Colorado Desert. The tree is easily recognized by its green branches and trunk. |
It is a characteristic of desert plants that their seeds generally have more concentrated nutritional value than the seeds of plants from less extreme climes. This makes them excellent sources of food. The Palo Verde Tree produces beans that collected and ground up for flour, much like Mesquite beans were. These were then formed into cales and baked, or mixed with water as mush. The seeds were also, reportedly, connected with string to make necklaces.
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