I found a flower along the banks in north India ( near Ganges ) and I am not able to identify it. According to its leaves I thought it as Prosopis cineraria but I am not sure about it..

Leaf - pinnately compound

Flower- yellow coloured and clustered

Other features include thorns on raches axile

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Its Vachellia farnesiana Wikipedia link

Common name - Sweet Acacia, दुर्गंध खैर durgandh khair (In India)

  • $\begingroup$ Is it also called "Babool" as a common name? $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2021 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, "gandh babul". Common names may vary region to region also. $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2021 at 4:59
  • $\begingroup$ Can I please know, why my answer was downvoted ? $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2021 at 4:20
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I don't know... $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2021 at 6:49

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