ocotillo ocotillo

Definition(s):

  • (n) desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers

Usage(s):

  • Only 35 miles east of Phoenix, Superstition Mountain rises dull red and sheer from the sunbaked Arizona wasteland with its yucca, saguaro, greasewood and ocotillo.

News

  • Lawsuit threatens off-road open riding in desert

    Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to shut down open riding at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), firing up the off-roading community for a fight. “We have been bombarding the whole off-road community,” said Wayne Miller of Ramona.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Ramona Sentinel

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