Fouquieria splendens (Ocotillo) is an unusual, spiny, drought-deciduous shrub that grows up to 33 feet (10 m) tall. For much of the year, it appears to…
Fouquieriaceae, commonly known as Ocotillo Family, is a small family of 11 species restricted to the warm-arid section of North America. Members of this family are characterized by spiny stems with bundles of seasonal leaves at each spine. A few species are stem succulents, the rest barely semi-succulent. The family contains only one genus, Fouquieria.
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