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.