Cerro del Muerto en Sierra Menchaca, subiendo del mirador hacia la antena.
An ocotillo plant was spotted at Indio Mountain Research Station. The plant had approximately 13 branches with greenish orange leaves. The leaves were very tiny. The plant was had no flowers. The weather was 87 degrees and dry. There were no winds blowing at the time of the observation.
Tall plant to left of hikers
Found this in the chiuhuahuan desert garden at utep. It's about 10 feet high and has tiny flowers on each of its many branches.
Common name is ocotillo, coachwhip
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 semisucculent 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.