Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

Blue paloverde

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

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.