Fouquieria splendens. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire. Fouquieria splendens. Plant Database Search. Ocotillo. This upright thorny shrub occurs from southern California east to west Texas and ranges south into. Fouquieria splendens Engelm. Go To Encyclopedia of Life Family: Fouquieriaceae Fouquieria splendens image. Max Licher. VPAP; Field Guide; Web Links.
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Plants that prefer soils with average moisture in their natural range. Sometime it makes thin pygmy forest in the arid landscape. Fouquieria splendens commonly known as ocotillo American Spanish: Subsequent leaves sprout from the base of the spine. Double Check Do you really want to delete the list,? The range of Fouquieria splendens slightly exceeds the limit of the Sonoran Desert throughout southern California and south-western Arizona, Texas and Mexico Zacatecas and Hidalgo. With rainfall the plant quickly becomes lush with small centimeter ovate leaves, which may remain for weeks or even months.
This data was interpolated to estimate average July-August-September precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided Consortium of California Herbaria.
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Ocotillo – FineGardening
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Supply minimal supplemental water. Multiple, usually 6 to 30 occasionally up toupright or arching, thorny green in clusters from a wplendens root-crown; Individual stems are simple pole-like and only infrequently divide further, and specimens in cultivation may not exhibit any secondary branches. Fouquieria splendens Photo by: Papago pressed the nectar out of blossoms, hardened it like rock candy and chewed.
Bark whitish to grey-green with dark furrows. Individual stems may reach a diameter of cm at the base.
Newsletter Get the latest how-to and design inspiration articles plus special offers sent straight to your inbox. Flowers are clustered indeterminately at the tips of each mature stem.
The petiole of spoon-shaped leaves persist fouquieriz the blades drop, becoming hard, conical spines. Plants that prefer soils with above average moisture in their natural range, such as slope bottoms, canyon or ravine bottoms, north facing slopes or shaded soils with above average moisture retention. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Plant occurences shown as blue squares.
Dry, rocky hills, on slopes, plains and washes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seedling grow fast but need a deep fouqiieria to accommodate the the stout taproot. Occurrences with accuracy of less than. Double Check Are you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?
Large specimens in the wild may be years old. Please log ofuquieria or create a free account. Wildlife Attracted Hummingbirds, Verdin and other desert bird, insects.
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Fkuquieria Situate ocotillo in full sun and well-drained soil, preferably in an arid region. Width 15 ft 4. The stamens are attached at the base of the corolla and there is just one pistil with a superior ovary.
Height 10 – 33 ft 3 – Log In New Account Sitemap. Petals are fused together into a cylindrical tube mm long with five spreading or reflexed lobes and 10 or 20 stamens extending beyond the corolla. Flowers sucked for nectar. Fall, Spring, Summer Light: Shrub to small tree; short trunk cm tall bearing numerous usually simple, erect, spiny branches m high Leaves: Views Read Edit View history.
Great as a surprising specimen or forbidding hedge. North American Natives Flower Color: Individual flowers are mildly zygomorphic and self-compatible. The side branches are often pruned away to enlarge the fat swollen main trunk.