Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Palms in the Desert

Palm Silhouette at Sunset

While Arizona's Sonoran desert may be better known for its Saguaro, palms are a common landscaping choice in cities and towns.

Palms Outside Castle Hot Springs Resort

Only the California fan palm is actually native to the state. Two native stands of palms exist in Arizona - one in the Kofa Mountains and another recently discovered one near Castle Hot Springs.

These palm stands may be survivors from an earlier epoch.

Palms at Night in Papago Park

1 comment:

Carla said...

I've been out to Papago Park a number of times, but I've never seen it like this! Amazing photo.