topography varies greatly. Indigenous flowers in this area are varied
as the wide range in temperature from the lowlands to the mountains
accommodates only specific flora. Flowers like the dogbane, larkspur,
western yarrow, and lupine thrive in the elevated areas, around 2,100
meters above the great Arizona deserts. However, about half of Arizona
is composed of these semi-arid deserts. This may be the reason why
desert-themed backyard landscapes are attractive to its residents.
Among Arizona’s indigenous flowers that are perfect for the desert
temperatures is the Broom Snakeweed. It is a small shrub with clustered
tiny yellow flower heads. It can be used for medicinal purposes such as
treatment for snakebites, but it is very dangerous to animals, and in
facts can abort their fetus.
The White-stem Paperflower, otherwise known as the Yellow Paper
Daisy, is also a good desert garden flower. Its blooms have 3 to 5 rays
that surround small disk flowers. The Yellow Trumpetbush, its natural
habitat being the arid slopes of Arizona, is also a very good addition.
It has, as its name implies, yellow tubular blooms which come out from
May to October.
Another such plant is the Fernbush which are normally found on dry
areas – rocky slopes and mountain canyons – which bear clustered white
flowers on attractive yellow stamens from April to November. The same
can be said for the Cliff Fenderbush, or the False Mock Orange found on
dry mountain slopes and in deserts.
The Sugarbush is also suitable for dry areas. Its flowers have
five rounded white petals with pink or reddish buds, clustered at the
end of a twig. These blooms come out in early spring and its fruits are
edible. The Cliffrose also grows on dry areas such as limestone
plateaus and in deserts. Aside from being planted for controlling
erosion, it also serves as a pretty ornamental plant with its white to
pale yellow flowers. Arizona flower news
A more versatile plant is the Apache Plume which has white flowers
that are especially attractive when in full bloom. They can survive the
desert as well as pine forests. The Desert Honeysuckle, found in New
Mexico and Arizona, can also grow on dry hills as well as areas with
nearby water. They have tubular red or orange blossoms. The same goes
for the Shrubby Cinquefoil which can grow on low or high leveled areas.
It bears flowers with five yellow petals from June to August. It has a
dwarf variant, its more popular version in horticulture, which grows low
but bears large white or yellow-orange flowers.
On the other and, there are also flowers indigenous to Arizona
that are moist-loving. The Mountain Snowberry is one of these and it
bears rose-colored tubular flowers. Another is the Red Osier Dogwood
which grows along streams and under the large canopy of forests. It
bears clustered white flowers. The Western Wild Rose, or the Woods’
Rose can also be found along stream banks. This plant bears pink
flowers with five petals from May to July.
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