Scientific Name: Fouquieria splendens
Common Name: Ocotillo
Family: Fouquieriaceae, Ocotillo Family
Size: Up to 20 feet or more
Growth Form: Tree/shrub; erect, woody, thorny with sharp spines, multiple unbranched stems originating at base, stems described as "whip-like".
Flower Color: Red, bright red; flower is tubular shaped, flowers in terminal clusters on tips of branches, inflorescence is a panicle
Flowering Season: April to June or later.
Elevation: Under 5000 feet
Threatened/Endangered Information: the State of Arizona has listed Fouquieria splendens as Salvage restricted.
Comments: Stems used for fences and houses.