What is acacia?
The name acacia is given to a group of hundreds of different trees and shrubs. Acacia trees are known for their ___LEAVES___. They ___ARE_DIVIDED___ into many small leaflets. This makes them look feathery or fernlike.
Acacias have small, often fragrant, yellow or white flowers. Acacias have different ways of protecting themselves. Their leafstalks may have sharp thorns which keep animals from ___EATING___ the branches.
In the 1400s and early 1500s, the Aztec people controlled a vast empire in the area that is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztec ruled ___THEIR___ empire from the great capital, Tenochtitlán. It ___WAS_LOCATED___ on the site of what is now Mexico City.