3.28.2009

The Ocotillo


The ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) is a common desert plant found in the SouthWestestern part of the US and Northern Mexico. For much of the year, the plant looks like a bunch of spiny sticks but in the spring, if there has been enough rain, it becomes lush and has a show of orange/red blooms. It's a magnificent plant and looks quite impressive next to this handsome husband of mine ;)

5 comments:

Bren said...

Fouquieria splendens - amazing photos! Thank you for sharing this bush / tree!I love your music selection to and can't wait to return.
Happy Spring

Julie said...

Intruiging plant. I am continually amazed by the types of plants in parts of the USA. I did not realise that it is so dry there. It is dry here in Australia in so many places, but I guess our prehistoric plant life only differs from your by a few degrees.

Lois said...

Both plant and husband are quite handsome!

JM said...

Amazing succulent!

Pam said...

Handsome indeed! Oh, and the plants are nice too :D