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Ocotillo

Fouquieria splendens

Description:

For most of the year, a clump of apparently dead sticks, 8-10 feet tall. In the wet season, many shiny green leaves, 1-2 inches long, sprout all along the stems. As shown here, red flowers appear on the tips of the stems.

Habitat:

Desert scrubland

Notes:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Tom33
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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jan 25, 2019
Submitted on Mar 4, 2020

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