My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Take every opportunity available because the chances of having it again are not very good. Looking back, I did do a lot, but I could have done more.”
Sara Di Pesa, English major

Fouquieria splendens
Fouguieriaceae

Height: Up to 15"

Leaves: 2" long and green. After a long dry period, the leaves will fall and the stem carries out photosynthesis.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to July. The flowers are red and 1" long. They are clustered on the end of the cane-like stems.

Form/Habitat: Below 5,000'. Found on well drained slopes and hillsides. They range from southern California to western Texas.


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