Sunday, March 6, 2016

Southwest USA Flora I Photographed and Enjoyed in January 2016!

I don't know the name of MOST of the plants below.  If you can help me, I'll provide numbers for each photograph!  :-)
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7 - Saguaro Cactus

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10 - grapefruit tree!

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13 ( the little Verdin flies) What is this bush/tree?

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30 - Lemon tree (very pretty and the flower is very sweet,
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat!)  lol

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 40 - Orange tree (orange-you-glad-i-know?)

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45 cholla

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49 - tangerine?

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Photos below were taken in Tucson area
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54 - Jojoba bean

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58 - the tree in the background is being strangled by a parasitic plant - 
the "beloved" mistletoe!

I suspect some of the plants seen in Mesa are not native.  
Thanks for your help in identification!

Happy Me!

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Hi Shady What an interesting variety of desert plants. Made me smile at a few.. Yes I did get to read a book......Sugar Cookie Mystery by Joanne Fluke Quick easy and light.

troutbirder said...

Wonderful photos, Shady. Our son and family live in Queens Creek next to Mesa and truth to tell I don't have a clue about all the desert plants there. Well maybe the oranges and grapefruit trees...:)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary! Thanks for your visit, comment and Book Recommendation!! :-) I will look for it!!

Shady Gardener said...

Troutbirder! We brought home a nice supply of grapefruit! And enjoyed them for many days!! Now That's a reason to travel, as well!! ha!

Hope you get to visit your son and his family once-in-awhile!! It's a great vacation destination. :-)

Patsi said...

Really nice plants. Arizona sure is different. The gravel lawns crack me up. I have one neighbor near by that has that ...wonder where they got the idea. Forgot the name of my roses, still have them (they dry well).

Patsi said...

Oh I'm sure you know #14 is some kind of Yucca...my neighbor had a few and they did well in zone 7a. # Parryi Agave I think.

Megan Parker said...

So gorgeous dear!

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