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Taxon  Report  
Fouquieria splendens  Engelm.
Jacob's staff,   Ocotillo
Fouquieria splendens is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Fouquieria
Family: Fouquieriaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Information about  Fouquieria splendens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (FOSP2)

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Photos on iNaturalist

ID Tips on PlantID.net

[Wikipedia] Cultivation: Ocotillo can be planted year-round with care. Ideal plants have been grown in pots from stem cuttings and from seed. Transplanting large bare-root plants has marginal success. They should be planted to the original growing depth and, as with cacti, in their original directional orientation: the original south side of the plant, which has become more heat- and sunlight-resistant, should again face the brighter, hotter southern direction. If their direction is not marked, success is again limited. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Learn more about Fouquieria splendens: Fouquieria splendens Jepson video: (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/17/2024).