There are two of these trees in the back yard, obviously planted rather than growing spontaneously. The thorns are very sharp, nothing you would want to run into. It took me a while to find out what they were; however Google finally came through for me.
Meet the Floss Silk Tree, sometimes called the Silk Floss Tree but something I read said the description is alphabetical. It is native to South America and only grows in Southern FL, Southern TX and the coast of CA Most of the leaves had dropped off by the time we got here but it has leafed out in the last few days. Apparently, the crown has blossoms in the fall, which we will never see.
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