Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

Pink tubular flowers against very narrow green leaves.


This airy shrub to tree has very narrow willow-like leaves but isn’t related to willow despite the common name. It is native to the Southwest into Mexico, but usually below 5000 feet. The ones in the park have been planted and may be a commercial cultivar. It is well loved for its spectacular flowers, the purple to white trumpets attracting many pollinators including hummingbirds. The genus contains only one species with two subspecies depending on where it grows.

Last updated: September 3, 2023

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