Although not really a cactus, the ocotillo is a somewhat common Southwestern plant found in most of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. In the spring, the long, thorny spines sprout small green leaves and brilliantly orange flowers from the mature stems that attract and are pollinated by hummingbirds and carpenter bees.
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- Contained in galleries
- Fouquieriaceae (Ocotillo Family), Red & Orange Wildflowers