Scientific Name: Fouquieria splendens
Common Names: Ocotillo
Ocotillo is also called Slimwood, Candlewood, Coachwhip and Flamingsword. A native of West Texas, ocotillo (oh-ke-tee-oh) blooms in April and May, and sporadically thereafter following rains. During dry periods, it looks dead and leafless.
Bloom Color(s): red, orange
Bloom Period: March to July
Plant Family: Fouquieriaceae
Growth Habit: Shrub
Sightings: 385 from entrance to Big Bend Nat'l Park
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