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Ocotillo with Leaves

The ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) are normally brown and dormant – until it rains. Then the plant revels for a time in the moisture, before again returning to dormancy. Ocotillo are not true cacti. This image was taken at Big Bend Ranch State Park in July 2005, after a very heavy rainfall the evening before.


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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Apr 21, 2006 1:41 pm

Image ID: 189580
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Lat/Lon: 29.29119°N / 103.85925°W
Object Title: Ocotillo with Leaves

Image Type(s): Flora