Category: Flower Photos
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 45: Foothill Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla)
These popcorn-lookin trees are incredible on their own; but together mixed in with other Palo Verde varieties, the sight is breathtaking!
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 44: Desert Bird of Paradise (Erythrostemon gilliesii)
*Stunning* bush, like nothing I’ve seen elsewhere, basically like mesquite and fuchsias got together. 🥰
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 43: Cow’s Tongue Prickly Pear (Opuntia Englemannii v. linguiformis)
Cow’s Tongue Prickly Pear, aka Cactus Apple: gorgeous peach
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 42: Another Cholla Surprise
A cholla (cylindropuntia) with flowers the color of fuchsias!
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 41: A Yellow-and-Brown Pinstriped Cholla!
I can’t get enough of the (Cylindr)opuntia! There is *so* much hybridizing going on that the variety is seemingly endless!
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 40: Bougainvillea spectabilis
The most stunning bush I’ve ever seen, and they’re all over the cultivated areas of the city!
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 39: Santa Rita Prickly Pear
These maroon/purple cacti turn out to produce the brightest, purest lemon yellow! 😍
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 38: Desert Verbena (Glandularia aristigera)
Lil purple/pink flower-balls on frilly stalks! Desert Verbena! Growing wild as if weeds in my yard! 🥰
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 37: Color-Changing Flowers! (Lantana camara)
These flowers are pretty impressive, turns out! They change color and everything! Lantana camara, ‘Common Lantana.’
Spring Flowers, Tucson, Part 36: American Threefold (Trixis Californica)
Gorgeous sunshine-yellow flowers on a sprawling bush mixed in on a hillside.