Monthly Archives: June 2012

true tales of the boojum tree

After I added a tag to the last post, about the ocotillo, I realized that Fouquieria columnaris is the cirio or Boojum Tree of Baja California, and ocotillo is F. splendens. Some botanists put the boojum in a separate genus, Idria, no doubt because the … Continue reading

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not much to lose

After I planted the ocotillo this afternoon (I got it on sale and it was the last one), my neighbor walked up and said, “That looks dead.” Well, it isn’t dead, but if you think about it, a plant that … Continue reading

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