Fouquieria splendens

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Scientific Name Fouquieria splendens USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Ocotillo ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Fouquieriaceae (Ocotillo) SEINet Reference
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Description Desert shrub widespread in Big Bend, multiple branches from short trunk; very tall, usually 6-8 feet but can be up to 20 feet tall; very thorny, bare stems, except after rains they are covered with small green leaves; bright red terminal flower heads. Texas Status

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