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When the leaves are still on the stem, this plant doesn't look to threatening... Until you get close.
Very impressive plant.
Oh, and not forgetting this fine shot too: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/577...
Great Picture! Thanks David, this is a very interesting and ruggedly beautiful plant. I'd never heard of it, nor the family it comes from. Here's a couple of links for those who were as ignorant as I was: http://www.desertusa.com/nov96/du_ocotil...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouquieria_...
I've some very fond memories driving down the Highways around Anza Borrego ~ a gorgeous desert area between the Salton Sea and San Diego. When Ocatillo is in bloom in Anza Borrego there are miles and miles of Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed, so intense... fun driving in this rather remote area. Camped there many times! And i miss it too. thank you,
Nice photo! I love ocotillo and really miss it since moving to Colorado a few months ago.
Lat: 33.44, Long: -111.99
Spotted on Oct 23, 2011 Submitted on Oct 24, 2011
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