Closure notice

NOTICE: The Conservatory will close at 2 pm for an official government function on Tuesday, May 5. The Conservatory and the National Garden will be closed on Wednesday, May 6, for an official government function, reopening at 10 am on Thursday, May 7.

Blue paloverde

Blue paloverde
Plant Botanical Name: 
Parkinsonia florida
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
World Deserts
Plant Threat Level: 
Vulnerable

Blue paloverde, along with ironwood and jojoba, is characteristic of the Sonoran Desert florisitc region and is found from central and southwestern Arizona into southern California and Mexico. This spiny, small tree is leafless during much of the year and its photosyntheis is performed by its small blueish branches and twigs.