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Nowhere on this planet is the desert As fascinating as it is in Arizona
The Bougainvillea can bloom all summer
These vibrant, blooming plants are hardy and can stand up to heat and drought.
Desert Mariposa Lily
Small 2 inch leaves will grow from the stems when there is enough moisture
The Ocotillo can appear dried up
Dense clusters of red tubular flowers grow from the end
of the Ocotillo stems from March through June.
The Sonoran Desert is the greenest desert in the world
Yucca Plant - Can you say tequila?
Palo Verde Tree
Palo verde means "green stick" in Spanish. The trunks, branches and leaves of the these woody legumes are green
The Palo Verde is the state tree of Arizona
Palo Verde and Saguaro Cacti are popularly featured in art of the Sonora Desert.
The Palo Verde tree has the tiniest leaves of any tree
Palo Verde trees offer spectacular displays of yellow blossoms.
The ironwood tree (Olneya tesota)
Also known as desert ironwood, palo fierro and tesota.
The Mesquite Tree
Mesquite Tree grows as a small shrub in shallow soil
or as tall as 50 feet in deep soil with adequate moisture
Mesquite Trees may have one or multiple trunks
with a multitude of branches that cast a light to deep shade.
Mesquite Trees have spikes of flowers in spring and summer
that form a flat pod of beans 2 to 6 inches long
The Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree will take around half a century for a Joshua Tree to reach full size
The average lifespan of a Joshua Tree is said to be about 500 years
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