Friday, January 25, 2013

Drought Tolerant Plants Growing Here

These were found growing near the cabin in November.  Aren't they pretty?





When crushed, the leaves smell like Vicks vapor rub.



This is a regular yucca.  In Arid locations, they are often called twisted yucca because as they dry out, the leaves twist.  They make a beautiful white flower with multiple blooms on a tall stalk.








Not sure what this is called.  Its a dark purple.  



















This is a type of acacia, similar to the mimosa tree we see a lot in SW Louisiana and SE Texas.