Umbrella Thorn Acacia
Evergreen tree or shrub branching from the base, often with a flat top; compound leaves made up of small leaflets to conserve water; 5 cm spines for protection; fragrant, yellowish-white flowers in spherical clusters; hairy, spiral pods.
Dry regions with sandy soil, including Wadi Araba and the Dead Sea.
Spring and summer.
Sap is used as gum arabic. Acacias are essential food for wild gazelles and the only trees found in some deserts.