ocotillo

NOUN
  1. 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
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How To Use ocotillo In A Sentence

  • The most common shrubs are creosote bush, ocotillo, and bur sage.
  • Bougainvillea and ocotillo spread upward along one side, casting shadows and bright purple bracts against the pale marble walls. SILENT JOE
  • The most common shrubs are creosote bush, ocotillo, and bur sage.
  • Though traditional ramadas were made with mesquite poles, ocotillo canes, and saguaro, these materials are not readily available in nurseries, and laws prevent harvesting from public land.
  • Twining snapdragon winds through the Calhoun's ocotillo fence and license plate collection.
  • Yet in another area hit by a recent heavy rain, the ironwood trees and the spiny ocotillos are flush with new green leaves.
  • You'll traverse a series of high valleys, ravines, and washes filled with a variety of plants, including purple barrel cactus and stands of ocotillos.
  • As we began descending from mountains into the desert, I saw agaves, cacti, and ocotillo thriving on the dry, rugged slopes.
  • But the bucks had swapped places in the ocotillos.
  • He used barbed wire to attach crossbeams to posts and bailing wire to lash ocotillo canes to the crossbeams.
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