Foothill Palo Verde Tree- Pinnacle Peak

If you hikepalo verde tree at Pinnacle Peak Park, you will notice many varieties of trees and  plants that are native to Arizona. One of the most common is the Foothill Palo Verde, which also happens to be the state tree of Arizona. It shares this honor with the Blue Palo Verde tree as well, as the two are difficult to distinguish between the two.

Both trees have a number of interesting characteristics. Palo Verde is the Spanish term for “green stick”. The name indicates that these trees can use chlorophyll in their bark to photosynthesize and produce sugar. So if you were to taste the leaves (we don’t recommend that you do, these trees have large thorns!) they would taste like sugar. These leaves drop twice a year and if there is a prolonged drought, trees may drop branches to conserve water.

A few other fun facts about these trees are that the seeds they produce were a great food source for the Hohokam people. They used to ground the seeds in mortars to make flour. Today, if you see a Palo Verde seed pod, you can blanche them and eat them raw. There is even a bug named after the Palo Verde tree which are 3 inches long, have wings and can fly. The females lay their eggs at the root of the tree in the summer months and the larvae chew on the tissue of the tree until they transform into an adult beetle. The Palo Verde tree can live for up to 200 years.

View all Pinnacle Peak homes for sale.

Tags:

Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Ready to talk? Call us today.

480-500-1738
  • #1 AZ Real Estate Team

  • Best REALTOR® In The Valley 2017

    - Nominee

    Finalists will be announced in October 2016

  • Top Ranked Real Estate Team

    - Phoenix Business Journal

    2015, 2016

  • Top 10 Buyer’s Agent

    - by Sales Volume

    Homes & Land Magazine 2015, 2016

  • Top 10 Producing Agent

    - by Sales Volume

    Homes & Land Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Top 1% of REALTORS®

    - in Maricopa County by Sales Volume

    Arizona Regional MLS 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Real Estate Agent of the Year

    - Finalist

    AZ Business Magazine – 2014

  • #1 Real Estate Team

    - in Arizona

    Ranking Arizona – 2014

  • #1 Agent by Sales Volume

    - in Arizona

    Realty One Group, North Scottsdale Office -2015, 2016 Realty One Group, Scottsdale Office - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Realty One Group, National - April 2014

  • Gold Zone Award

    - in Arizona

    Realty One Group, National - 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Real Trends

    (National REALTOR® Rankings)

    Best Real Estate Agents in America 2014

See More
  • Date: 09/12/2018

    Source: Zillow

    First, what a lovely human being! I was very lucky to have found Janet before I left the east coast. We were in touch constantly - Read More

  • Date: 09/12/2018

    Source: Zillow

    Gina was on it from the minute I talked to her about what we were looking for. We were from out of town so she - Read More

  • Date: 09/12/2018

    Source: Zillow

    Alex is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and a pleasure to work with! He is personable yet professional and puts your needs above his own. As an - Read More

  • Date: 09/07/2018

    Source: Zillow

    Gina was there for us from viewing different types of homes (condos, townhomes, and houses), writing our offer, and all the way through the final - Read More

  • Date: 09/05/2018

    Source: Zillow

    We had a nice experience working with Vicki and would highly recommend her. She provided excellent advice during our purchase of our home in Scottsdale. - Read More

See More