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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How to Prune Hydrangeas. This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat Site Type Native to the Colorado Desert and slightly extending into the Mojave Desertit is found in very arid slopes, canyons, washes and alluvial fans in fast draining sandy, gravelly soil, often among boulders but also in pure sand.

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Search our database of Splendeens. Form Upright, Fountain, Upright Columnar. The inflorescence is a dense panicle clustered indeterminately at the tips of each mature stem, generally 5- 10—20 cm long, widely to narrowly conic.

Individual stems may reach a diameter of cm at the base. The second type of leaves are obovate to elliptic, appear shortly after each brief warm-season rainfall in fascicles on short shoots, often fully formed within 48 hours fousuieria drop in a drought, leaving numerous scars.

The bright red flowers appear in spring and summer, occurring as a group of small tube shapes at the tip of the stem. Tube mm splednens. Common names include Ocotillo, Coachwhip, Jacob’s staff, and Vine Cactus, although it is not a true cactus.


Stems used for fences and houses. Ease of Care Moderately Easy. Summer Water Calscape Planting Guide. Sometime it makes thin pygmy forest in the arid landscape. Tube mm orange-red to red.

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It occours to a large extent, if not exclusively, in soils which are abundant of limestone, well aerated and possibly also relatively warm. Papago pressed the nectar out of blossoms, hardened it like rock candy and chewed.

Fall, Spring, Summer Light: Transplanting large bare-root plants has marginal success. The bright crimson flowers appear especially after rainfall in spring, summer, and occasionally fall. Apache made a powdered root paste to ease swelling.

Sign up Log in. The plant branches very heavily at its base, but above that, spllendens branches are pole-like and rarely divide further, and specimens in cultivation may not exhibit any secondary branches. It grows best in full slendens to part shade.

Fouquieria splendens ssp. splendens Calflora

Extrafloral nectaries occur on the flower buds. Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage Tolerance: Double Check Are you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe? Blossoms soaked for a summer drink, a blood purifier and tonic. Found on dry, rocky or gravelly slopes fouquieriia sandy plains from sea level to 5, ft m ; flowers February-March.

It has two types of waxy and more or less succulent leaves. Fouquieria splendens commonly known as ocotillo American Spanish: Planting ocotillo can be fouquieriaa year-around with care. Ocotillo plant in Joshua Tree National Park.


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Ocotillo is not a true cactus. Growth Rate Very Slow, Fast. Newsletter Get the latest how-to and design inspiration articles plus fouquuieria offers sent straight to your inbox. Fouquieria is named for Pierre Eloi Fouquier a French physician and naturalist; splendens means splendid. 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.

The range of Fouquieria splendens slightly exceeds the limit of sp,endens Sonoran Desert throughout southern California and south-western Arizona, Texas and Mexico Zacatecas and Hidalgo. Shrub to small tree; short trunk cm tall bearing numerous usually simple, erect, spiny branches m high Leaves: 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.

With rainfall the plant quickly becomes lush with small centimeter ovate leaves, which may remain for weeks or even months. Flowering Season Spring, Summer. They can also be dipped in batter and fried. Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts and mesquite grasslands References: Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Soil Description Prefers rocky, sandy or decomposed granite soil. Related Plants ‘Rogers’ bottlebrush buckeye Aesculus parviflora var.