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Yellow Ocotillo

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Offline Lorax

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Yellow Ocotillo
« on: July 08, 2010, 08:49:15 AM »
Did anyone get a chance to see the Yellow (from a distance) / White (close up) Ocotillo along the Old Maverick Road this spring? Here are a couple of pictures.
Here it is among the blooming Ocotillos



Here are a couple of close ups


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Offline Lorax

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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 09:10:49 AM »
Here it is with leaves.

« Last Edit: July 08, 2010, 10:47:42 AM by RichardM »

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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 09:26:26 AM »
I believe that the pollen makes the flowers look yellow from a distance.  Up close the flowers look white.  This plant is visible from the road just SW of Maverick Junction.

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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 10:59:41 AM »
Those are great, thanks Lorax, I didn't know there was a white/yellow variant.
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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 11:08:49 AM »
Those are great, thanks Lorax, I didn't know there was a white/yellow variant.
Where's our resident park botanist when we need one...

Maybe it's one of these:
Related species include Fouquieria macdougalii. This one is not considered to be as attractive, but is similar in overall size. It can bloom most any time. The cream white flowers are bell-shaped flowers.

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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 01:01:13 PM »
Blooming Ocotillos. I have never seen one before...very nice.
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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010, 10:32:27 AM »
Wow, Thanks Lorax! I have never seen the yellow/white ones before either. They really look good amongst the red ones.
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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 08:44:57 PM »
that is cool. most likely not, a macdougalii. wrong range,and the macdougalii is not as cold hardy. it's an odd ball. nature does that sometimes.  it looks like it's smaller than all the surrounding ocatillo. some times variants will be slower growing.  lorax you were fortunate to see that. thanks for posting . 

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Re: Yellow Ocotillo
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2010, 09:49:56 PM »
Thanks for posting the picture of the yellow-flowered ocotillo.  I have never seen one!
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