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Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

Family

Bignoniaceae, Bignonia Family

Form

Large shrub; medium tree to 30 feet tall by 30 feet wide

Range

Sonora, Mojave and Chihuahua deserts of southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico to 5,000 feet

Habitat

Desert washes

Living Desert Location

Ethnobotanic Garden, Wortz Demonstration Garden, MacDonald Butterfly Garden, Upper Colorado Garden, throughout the grounds

Factoid

The flowers are pollinated by bees and attractive to hummingbirds. The seeds provide forage for birds such as Gambelâs quail.