|Scientific name:||Parkinsonia aculeata L.|
|Common name:||Jerusalem Thorn, Prickly Thorn|
|Hebrew name:||פרקינסוניה שיכנית|
|Arabic name:||باركنسونية حادة|
|Family:||Caesalpiniaceae, Senna Family, קסאלפיניים|
|Life form:||Phanerophyte shrub|
|Leaves:||Alternate, compound, bipinnate or more|
|Flowers:||Yellow with red|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Parkinsonia, named after John Parkinson (1567-1650), Herbarist to Charles I and was noted for the garden he cultivated in London.
aculeata, with prickles or stings, spine-like.
In the Old Jerusalem souvenir shops 'Crowns of thorns', made from branches of the Parkinsonia aculeata, are sold with a 'certificate of origin'.
The Parkinsonia aculeata ia an invasive tree of American origin.