Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta)

Palm up to 25 m tall and 40 cm broad, fan-shaped leaves with size of 90 to 150 cm and with orange thorns around its trunk, resistant to cold and drought. It is one of the largest and most cultivated palms in the world. Its scientific name (Washingtonia) is in honor of George Washington. Habitat: […]

Mound Lily (Moundlily Yucca)

It is a plant that reaches 0.5 to 2.5 m tall, usually with several stems from the base, with leaves 0.3 to 0.5 m long and 2 to 3.5 cm broad, dark green or pale greyish green with entire margins, with a gradually decreasing leaf and a brown terminal hawthorn. Habitat: These species are highly […]

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

Common name palm (or palm) is a palm whose edible fruit is the date, with a height of up to 30 m and 20 to 50 cm wide, covered with the remains of old leaves. Spiny leaves, 1,5 to 5 m long. its formal appearance and the ease of taking care of the date plant […]

Natal plum (Carissa macrocarpa)

It is a woody shrub with abundant and gummy white sap, can reach a height of 4.5 to 5.5 m. and another as wide. The branches are armed with strong and formidable double spines up to 5 cm long. The fruit is round, oval or elongated, green and rich in latex when immature. As it […]

Sea lavender Limonium perezii)

This is a hardy perennial herb (that lives for more than two years) that grows from a tree-lined rhizome (underground stem that has rices and shoots horizontally). The leaves are oval thick up to about 30 centimeters in length. The small lavender flower has white petals. Habitat: From the southern coast of California and northern […]

spiny rush, sharp rush, or sharp-pointed rush (Juncus acutus)

It is a dark green plant that forms 1.5-2 m tall tufts. The shape of the stems of which it is composed is cylindrical and pungent (causing pain), characteristic that gives name to the species and has flowering period from April to July. Habitat: It’s ideal habitat is a humid zone with a high salinity […]

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

It has a shrub-like appearance formed from dry, greyish-colored erect sticks, and in the rainy season it has small, oval leaves. For most of the year, the plant appears to be a set of large dead chopsticks, although closer examination reveals that plant stems are partially green. The stems can reach a diameter of 5 […]

Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa)

Encelia farinosa is up to 1 m tall, with aromatic leaves 3-8 cm long, ovate with a greyish color. In full bloom full of color, the landscape with its greyish rounded tufts finished in yellow. Habitat Native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Encelia farinosa can be found in a wide variety of […]

Gregg Acacia (Acacia greggii)

Acacia greggii is a species of acacia native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a large shrub or small tree that grows up to 10 m tall, with a trunk up to 20 to 30 cm in diameter. The leaves are greyish green, have numerous hooked spines with the shape and […]