Monday, March 10, 2014

IRONWOOD (olneya tesota)

Good afternoon to all my readers, that is if I have any left.  I know I have been slow at posting, but the best is yet to come..
These fine photos are of the Ironwood tree, not far from our site at Bouse.
The presence of this evergreen tree indicates a climate warm enough for citrus.

The wood is hard enough to dull tools.

It does not float.  It grows in southern part of California and Arizona, along the Mexico boarder.
They bloom in May - June.  They are found in low-elevation, sandy to gravelly washes.

Hope you all enjoy the photos DesertDale has taken, on one of our bird walks.  Kitfoxgal

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