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Ocotillos (Fouquieria splendens) occur in every warm desert of North America, with the Coachella Valley and the surrounding mountains being the northwesternmost portion of their range. Until now, the majority of published information on ocotillos has been based on studies and observations of plants in the eastern Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Desert.

In this talk, Dr. Ed Bobich will present recently gathered data on ocotillos in the northwestern Sonoran Desert, highlight differences between local ocotillos and those in other regions, and discuss the future of ocotillos in a changing climate.

Facilitated by Dr. Chris Tracy, Director of the UCR Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, each free Boyd Deep Canyon presentation is designed to examine the world in new and surprising ways. 

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