Early Palo Verde Blossoms

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Palo Verde blossom (1 of 1) blogEarly Blossoms on the Sabino Canyon Palo Verdes — Images by kenne

The palo verde tree is one of the desert’s most adaptive plants. Like many desert plants, the leaves are small and will be dropped during long draught periods. Additionally, it will drop branches to help the tree survive. Without leaves and having dropped branches, the green bark of the desert tree allows the plant to continue to photosynthesize. 

The flowering season of the palo verde is short, having so many blossoms that turn this spinally green stick tree into a bright yellow desert beacon.

— kenne

 

Posted May 16, 2017 by kenneturner

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