Legume from tropics to prairie
This nitrogen fixer has a wide range, from Belize through Missouri. It is a fairly obscure species here, but in Mexico, where it is called "timbre," it is considered a highly promising tree, valued for nitrogen fixation, coppiced firewood and fodder production, and much more. There is a fair amount of information about it for tropical climates, but these forms must be of Central American origin as they only tolerate minor frosts. Our forms are quite a bit hardier.
Here is a link to its profile at the fantastic Missouri Plants website: http://www.missouriplants.com/Whitealt/Acacia_angustissima_page.html. USDA NRCS has published a guide to it at www.plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/pubs/txpmcpg7863.pdf.
Here is a photo of a recently-planted coppice firewood stand at Las Canadas in Veracruz, Mexico.
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|USDA Plants Database:||http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ACAN|
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|Dave's Garden Database:||http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73443/|