Palo Verde means “green tree” or “green pole” in Spanish. The bark of a Palo Verde is green because it is filled with chlorophyll. This tree conducts a majority of its photosynthesis in the bark and some in the leaves. This is the Foothill or Yellow Palo Verde in the Arizona Transition Zone area.


The Desert Bell is a native annual flowering herb. It grows in open desert mountain areas with sand or gravel up to 5200′. Primarily the Mojave or Sonoran desert areas. They bloom in late winter and early spring in these areas. I saw this one in the Arizona Transition Zone, north of Phoenix in early… Read More DESERT BELL