Desert Willow is a member of the Bignonia
appears as a large shrub or small tree with dark brown, scaly or ridged bark
and a trunk to 1 foot in diameter. The plant grows to 25 feet
height and has light green, narrow leaves to 6 inches in length and 3/8 inches in width. The plant grows
in washes and near water in desert grasslands, foothills and mesas at elevations between
1500 - 5000 feet.
Desert Willow helps to control
erosion by forming dense thickets along washes.
Desert Willow blooms
between April - August and produces whitish, tubular
flowers with a pink or yellow tinge to 1.5 inches in length.