In spring, Scottsdale’s landscape comes to life with vibrant wildflowers. Thought the Sonoran Desert was a big, empty space? Think again. We’ve got flowers that will have you seeing red – and pink, orange, yellow and blue…
Lupine: There are some 280 species of this flower, but the ones you’ll find here in the Sonoran Desert are the purple majestic type. The Tohono O’odham tribe’s name for this plant means “sun-hand,” referring to the way its hand-shaped leaves move to face the sun throughout the day.
Brittlebush: A desert shrub sporting tiny yellow flowers, the brittlebush yields a sap that the Tohono O’odham people use for things like glue, incense and chewing gum. Back in the days of the Wild West, cowboys would use the flower’s stem as a fine toothbrush and some cultures have even found brittlebush to cure toothaches.
Poppy: Poppies can come in all kinds of colors and some even have significant markings. They have a long history of being used as pain medication but today are more well-known for their symbolism. In the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, poppies are worn to commemorate fallen soldiers.
These are just a few flowers that will brighten your day every time you see them. In Scottsdale, Spring flowers are a beautiful sight to see. If you are thinking about planting flowers in your yard, do not hesitate to start with these flowers.
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