San Diego County, California, US
little bit of rain coaxed some leaves and flowers out of the ocotillo two years ago...
Ocotillo losing its leaves.
Ocotillo that did not make it.
-Dec. 26, 2014.
-The Mesquite Hills, Drexel Heights, AZ.
Fouquieria is a genus of 11 species of desert plants, the sole genus in the family Fouquieriaceae. The genus includes the ocotillo (F. splendens) and the boojum tree or cirio (F. columnaris). They have semi-succulent stems with thinner spikes projecting from them, with leaves on the bases spikes. They are unrelated to cacti and do not look much like them; their stems are proportionately thinner than cactus stems and their leaves are larger.