Desert and water-wise landscape with a massive Ironwood tree, century agave, and multiple lantanas.

Desert and water-wise landscape with a massive Ironwood tree, century agave, and multiple lantanas.

Ironwood Tree, Olneya tesota. Photo Taken May 15, 2009 At Lake Pleasant, Arizona.  This Was An Optimum Blooming Year For Ironwood. Ironwood Tree, Olneya tesota. Also called Arizona Ironwood, Palo-de-Hierro and Palo-de-Fierro. Photo Taken At Lake Pleasant, Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.

DESERT IRONWOOD (Olneya tesota) - native to Tucson area, pale bark, small thorns, purple blossoms, edible seeds

The ironwood tree is the mother of the Sonoran Desert. Over 500 species of plants and animals rely on ironwood trees for survival. They have dense canopies that provide shade that’s 15 degrees cooler than the desert air, their seeds are edible, and the enriched soil beneath them gives life to hundreds of plants.  Source

The ironwood tree is the mother of the Sonoran Desert. Over 500 species of plants and animals rely on ironwood trees for survival. They have dense canopies that provide shade that’s 15 degrees cooler.

"The Ironwood Tree" The Spiderwick Chronicles book 3 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Limited edition giclée prints by Tony DiTerlizzi available at the R. Michelson Galleries.

"The Ironwood Tree" The Spiderwick Chronicles book 3 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Limited edition giclée prints by Tony DiTerlizzi available at the R.

The desert ironwood tree creates a beautiful oasis across the harsh Sonoran Desert environment. The sheltered and fertile habitat found under each ironwood tree is crucial to the survival of hundreds of other plant and animal species. Given enough water, the desert ironwood tree remains evergreen all year long even in the extreme heat of another Sonoran Desert summer.

Flowering Beauty: Photos of Desert Ironwood Trees

The desert ironwood tree, Olneya tesota, can be found growing only in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, California and Arizona.

Catalina Ironwood leaves, Lyonothamnus floribundus

Catalina Ironwood tree-Lyonothamnus floribundus- good tree for the two back corners; gets tall but stays Looks like a redwood. CA native

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath Holly Black by Tony DiTerlizzi

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath, a book by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi

Full size picture of Persian Ironwood, Persian Parrotia (Parrotia persica)

Persian Ironwood/ Persian Parrottia - Parrotia persica, zone small tree or large shrub

Flowering Beauty: Photos of Desert Ironwood Trees

Flowering Beauty: Photos of Desert Ironwood Trees

The desert ironwood tree, Olneya tesota, can be found growing only in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, California and Arizona.

The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #4)  by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black (F DIT)

The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black (F DIT)

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