A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Late Bloomer

Quartzsite, Arizona

One day during my wanderings I came across this lone ocotillo with blooms.  
All the other ocotillo I've seen have long since lost their blossoms.

Hummingbirds and ants pollinate the flowers.

Reminds me of candy corn I used to eat as a child, a popular candy around Halloween time.

1 comment:

  1. The ocotillo is such a beautiful and beneficial desert plant. I did some reading about it after seeing your post and found it very interesting. The hummingbirds evolved along with the plant, which is not a cactus. It has been used in many medicinal ways.
    I read a few gardening blogs from all over the globe. All mention the normal cycles are off in many ways.
    The flower reminds me of fuchsia.


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