Tag Archives: Desert Flowers

Flower of the Day – Ocotillo

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Flower of the Day – Ocotillo

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Red flowers on long spikey stems.

These are called Ocotillo, and are interesting looking.

They look like just some spiny, dead branches, until it gets rain. Then the branches turn green, and bright crimson flowers appear. The flowers are sometimes used in salads. The branches are sometimes used for fencing material, and also for walking canes. This is what I read about them on Wikipedia. We have them all over the place, here in town. I suppose they grow so well here because we are considered semi-desert in this area.

 

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – October 16, 2019 – Dahlia

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© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Restaurant Flowers – Red Yucca

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Flower of the Day – Restaurant Flowers – Red Yucca

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I never know how to title my flower posts, especially when I don’t know what kind of flowers they are.

These were part of the landscaping outside a restaurant we went to for lunch yesterday. They’re pretty typical of the type we see around here.

When I got closer, I noticed the large, green pods. Could they be seed pods?

So, I searched around and found out it is called Red Yucca, and is native to this desert area here in west TX, and on to the south into Mexico.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

Flower of the Day – July 5, 2018 – Lily

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© 2018 BS