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Brittlebush | A Desert Survivor

Brittlebush | A Desert Survivor

Brittlebush–a widespread and very drought-resistant woody shrub with bright yellow flowers–is one of the most conspicuous desert plants when in bloom from late winter to mid-spring.  During really dry, hot years with little soil moisture, their green leaves can appear...
Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue   Paul HirtSenior Sustainability Scholer, Arizona State University   If you were in Arizona this past summer, you may have experienced what some now call our “nonsoon” season—no monsoon....
Tree ecophysiology in dryland riparian ecosystems

Tree ecophysiology in dryland riparian ecosystems

Riparian forests are among the most threatened in North America as a consequence of altered hydrological conditions, invasive species and climate change. The Dryland Plant Ecophysiology Lab seeks to identify tree ecophysiological traits that underlie adaptation to...
Summer Plant SOS

Summer Plant SOS

Record breaking heat is hard on us, imagine what’s going on with your plant. Here are some helpful tips to provide them relief:   If your plants are turning yellow, place shade cloth over the plants until temperatures are in the 90s. Since we haven’t...

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