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Ocotillo

Fouquieria splendens

Description:

Tall, multibranched plant with thorns and small, round, green leaves. These resemble cactus but are not. They can reach up to 3 meters tall. The inflorescence is bright red and are at the tops of the long stems. The third image is of a dead plant that has fallen over. They are pollinated by hummingbirds.

Habitat:

Anza-Borrego desert during the 2019 Super Bloom. This species is found in northern Mexico to Southern California and as far east as Texas.

Notes:

Last image is for scale

1 Species ID Suggestions

jj602304
jj602304 a year ago
Ocotillo
Fouquieria splendens ssp. splendens A wildflowers guide of the Anza Borrego Desert.


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California, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2019
Submitted on May 27, 2019

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