Trunk and leaves of the Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens



Trunk and leaves of the Ocotillo. Protective thorns are hidden among each small group of leaves. The fresh green leaves are a sign of recent rain, and are shed during months of drought. Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA, Fouquieria splendens, natural history stock photograph, photo id 09175Add To Light Table
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Trunk and leaves of the Ocotillo. Protective thorns are hidden among each small group of leaves. The fresh green leaves are a sign of recent rain, and are shed during months of drought. Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Stock Photo: 09175
Species: Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
Other Names: Candlewood, Slimwood, Coachwhip, Vine Cactus, Flaming Sword, Jacob's Staff, albarda, ocotillo del corral, barda
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