Wordless Wednesday: Touch-me-not!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Wordless Wednesday: Touch-me-not!

Wordless Wednesday: Touch-me-not!

Look but don't dare touch this plant unless you wish to be speared by its spiky points that are hidden among fern-like leaves. Birds flitter with ease over, around under and through the foliage, easily escaping its needle-like tips.

This Honeybean Mesquite tree has a built-in defense system that sprouts 3 inch spikes that have been known to puncture tennis shoes and tires. The wood from the tree is used to create a smoky flavor to meats when barbecuing.

Now, do you see why this is a touch-me-not type of plant?

I'll gladly comply. 

Happy Wednesday to you all!

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Rainmaker
840,114
Will Hamm
Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
Hamm Homes

Wanda,  Look but don't touch, how do you plant these guys?  Now sure if I would want one in my backyard.

November 09, 2011 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Sheila, This tree grows all abou the southwest and in South America too.

Peggy, I thought it was interesting to find out about the Mesquite flavor as well.

Will, They are a decorative tree used in desert landscaping. It would make a good border to keep everything out!

November 09, 2011 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Than Maynard
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma

Never heard of that particular tree. Doesn't sound too nice to be around.

November 09, 2011 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
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John Cannata
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com

Geez. I would never have known. Not sure I'll ever run into this type of tree, but honestly I hardly ever look closely at a tree before I touch it.

November 09, 2011 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Than, My husband uses Mesquite chips when adding a smoky flavor to fish or other meats but the branches couls put a hurt on you.

John, The trees are beautiful when in bloom but make me think twice about touching them at all!

November 09, 2011 12:10 PM
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Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty

Sounds nice for a BBQ, but I certainly wouldn't want to grab it wrong. But, a spike that goes through shoes and tires? Now, that is one tough plant!

 

November 09, 2011 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate

Those thorns look like they could do some harm... I won't touch...

November 09, 2011 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Todd, I have never seen spikes like this on a tree and was surprised to be as close as I was!

Diane, I will admire from a good distance too!

November 09, 2011 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael and Cheron Lange
Associate Broker, GRI
Solutions Real Estate

I absolutely loved your blog title Wanda! :) The thorns of that tree remind me of the bouganvilla's that we have here in the desert...and they have quite the thorns. Ouch!

November 09, 2011 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Michael & Cheron, Bouganvilla's remind me of "Beauty and the Beast" because of that very reason! Thank you for stopping by.

November 09, 2011 09:05 PM
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571

Wanda I know when to take a hint I won't get close:) those spikes looks deadly.   Thanks for the interesting tidbit.

November 09, 2011 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Jennifer, Even brushing up against it could cause injury I'm sure. I am such a safety monitor at heart!

November 09, 2011 09:54 PM
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Richard Iarossi
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Wanda,

Those are pretty good defenses to have for a plant.

Rich

November 09, 2011 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Wanda, I have enjoyed mesquite smoked meats many times, but have never seen the tree... thanks

November 09, 2011 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
229,671
Dee Mayers
San Gabriel Valley, CA

I've got one word, ouch!


November 10, 2011 02:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Rich, The message is loud and clear...stay away!

Chris, I thought this was an interesting tree but one to look at, not touch!

Dee, Yes and I shy away from sharp objects!

November 10, 2011 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

Wow the size of those thorns is unbelievable!  I don't think I have seen thorns that big before.  Definitely an OUCH! plant. 

November 10, 2011 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Debra, You could probably put a eye on the end of one of those thorns and sew leather with it!

November 10, 2011 03:41 PM
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Kristin Hamilton
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
Keller Williams Realty

Hi Wanda,

I have never seen a mesquite tree before and those thorns look extremely painful. Glad the birds can dodge them. I will remember those thorns so I do not stick myself in the future. Could be very dangerous!

November 10, 2011 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Kristin, There is a reason for the spiky nature of this tree...not sure what it/they may be!

November 10, 2011 05:53 PM
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