Desert Plants
Ocotillo, flowering
Strawberry Cactus
or Pitaya
Santa Rita
(Like a purple
 Prickly Pear)
Jojoba (leaves follow the sun)
Saguaro where the Gila Woodpecker has made holes for the Cactus Wren to nest
Barrel Cactus
Agave (Century Plant) A tall branching flower stalk rises from the middle, flowers and dies, sometimes remaining for 10 years.
Desert Spoon or Sotol
Candelillo (candle) Plant (cooked to make wax for chapstick and makeup)
Fishook Barrel Cactus
Red Spined Prickly Pear
Flowering Yucca
Claret Cup Cactus
Palo Verde tree that has a green
 trunk for photosynthesis
Prickly Pear Cactus starting to flower at the end of March in Texas