SIA0217: Desert Willow Branch

Common Name:Desert Willow
Plant Species:Chilopsis linearis
Plant Symbol:CHLI2
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

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With its brillian flowers, this member of the Bigoniaceae Family is not a true willow. While most members of this family occur in the tropics, this species has adapted well to desert conditions by having an extensive root system. It can grow up to six meters tall.

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