Many plants from the desert Southwest are great ornamentals in the southern U.S. when planted in appropriate site conditions. Most need full sun in a well-drained site with good soil and freedom from competing vegetation. This Chihuahuan desert legume is an upright to spreading thorny shrub with compound deciduous leaves. The individual leaflets are tiny and the leaves are somewhat sticky, hence the common name. The abundant small yellow balls of flowers are very showy and fragrant. It is native to sunny dry areas in the Mexican border areas of west Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. It is apparently quite cold hardy.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9