Spring Blossoms in Phoenix, Arizona, XII

Early May 2020

Fishhook Barrel Cactus, also known as a Compass Barrel. They tend to lean southward toward the sun. The thorns could remind someone of fishhooks:

Last year’s flowers have given way to fruit, which I call pineapples. Fruit often stays on the plant for more than a year. The fruit looks like yellow plastic hand grenades:

I don’t yet know the name of this flowering tree. It started leafing out several weeks before this picture, after being bare all winter:

Closeup of the feathery flowers:

An Oleander hedge. This sturdy shrub can reach the size of small trees:

Close-up of Oleander flowers:

Oleanders are often sheared or pruned much lower and more compact:

Author: teawithsugar31

Nesanel ben Yitzchok HaLevi

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