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Queen of the Night in Bloom

Queen of the Night in Bloom

In its native desert Southwest range, an elusive cactus grows under creosote bushes, ironwoods and other desert shrubs. For most of the year, the twiggy-looking cactus is unrecognizable, looking like dead grey sticks.  But for one summer night, the queen arrives,...
Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Desert Botanical Garden works continuously to conserve imperiled native plants that live in the Southwest region. This year, members of the research staff worked with the Nature Conservancy to reintroduce the federally endangered Huachuca water umbel (Lilaeopsis...
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