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Desert Flowers

Desert Flowers

Chilopsis linearis - Desert Willow It is spring in the Sonoran desert.  The cacti are blooming from the short, sprawling prickly pear to the majes...

Sonoran Plant Profile: Prickly Pear

Sonoran Plant Profile: Prickly Pear

Origin:  Native to the Americas Opuntia species have become naturalized on every continent except Antarctica. Energetics:  Cool & Moist (pad, ...

Sonoran Plant Profile: Desert Lavender

Sonoran Plant Profile: Desert Lavender

Hyptis emoryi - Desert Lavender Other names:  Bee Sage, yerba del becerro, salvia reál, Viopal, Xeescl (Seri) Origin:  Native to southern Cal...