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
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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
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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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