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  IMG_1041.JPG - Seen here is the beautiful Ocotillo, which surprisingly is not a cactus. The plant belongs to the Candlewood family and is the only representative of this family in the United States. These plants store water in their roots and stems. In drier times they shed their leaves and resemble long spiny sticks. Each spring leaves come out and brilliant orange-red flowers bloom at the end of the stems.  
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Seen here is the beautiful Ocotillo, which surprisingly is not a cactus. The plant belongs to the Candlewood family and is the only representative of this family in the United States. These plants store water in their roots and stems. In drier times they shed their leaves and resemble long spiny sticks. Each spring leaves come out and brilliant orange-red flowers bloom at the end of the stems. Download
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