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    I have this tree that I grew from seed, but I have no idea what it is. All I know is that it is native to San Diego, California, because that is where I got the seeds. They look like beans, but they are blood red. This plant has a strange habit. The leaves point strait up in the morning, and down in the evening. It has big thorns going up it's trunk and little thorns on the veins of the leaves. The thorns on the leaves are red. I have two of these, and they are both four months old. Anybody know what it is?

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    I don't know what to tell you, I have been living in San Diego for 20 years and never seen a tree like you describe. maybe if you post a pic or two....
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    I would post pics but I don't have a digital camera or a scanner...

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    OH OH OH OH!!! I think I know.... mescalbean (poisonous berries)
    but i don't think that has thorns...
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    Quote[/b] ]It has big thorns going up it's trunk and little thorns on the veins of the leaves
    in the VEINS of the leaves?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
    well... I gave it a try :P
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    If you want positive identification describe in detail the leaves(super important), petiole, bark, and the habitat of its parents. And considering the area you found it theres a good chance its not native to this country as many plants have escaped from cultivation there and are naturalized in the reagon.
    that makes no logic

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    Oh and also if you can note the land usage of its parents. A empty lot? Grazed land? The edge of a tilled feild? etc.

    Some plants decline under these pressures to the extent that they dissapeir from alterd habitats or heavy grazing pressure, while plants with thorns and unplatible leaves are more likely to survive grazing. Trees that sucker are often found on the edge of farmland because they are able to regenerate from damaged roots due to the tilling of the soil. Some trees are pioneers and will ocupy a vacant lot quickly, while others are found only in undesturbed habitats.
    that makes no logic

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    Oops! Forgot about describing the leaves [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I'll do my best to draw one in paint, then I'll post it here. I don't know were the parents were, or what conditions they were growing in. My brother was the one who brought the seeds home.

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    OK!! The picture is finished! It's right here. http://www.freewebs.com/horticulturist/idneeded.htm It is the only picture on the page. You can't miss it. I looked at the plant for a while and then figured out that the thorns must be temporary, because it has none on the bottom leaves, or on the base of the trunk.

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