Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of palo verde.

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  • n. a thorny shrub of the genus Cercidium that grows in dry parts of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico; has smooth light green bark and racemes of yellow flowers and small leaves

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Examples

  • Desert mule deer and peccary live chiefly in the paloverde-cactus shrub community.

    American Semidesert and Desert Province (Bailey)

  • At the base of the mountains, on the gentle rocky slopes called bajadas, the vegetation is dominated by paloverde, ocotillo, and saguaro, but bitterbrush is also a common shrub.

    American Semidesert and Desert Province (Bailey)

  • Have you ever sat on a backyard patio surrounded by saguaro, ocotillo, paloverde, and cholla?

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  • He used to bring home oddities he found roadside, limp houseplants whose containers have burst, with their naked veiny roots dangling, or clothes left clinging on the paloverde trees and yucca spines, or money or scratched cassette tapes, occasionally animals.

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  • Re the recent discussions on change, invasives et al, the Alpha Environmentalist sends this link from the Arizona Daily Star on how non- native, fire resistant species have created a dangerous environment for such natives as the green- barked paloverde and the iconic saguaro cactus.

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  • While I am trapped in the desert, waiting for Delia and her wonderdog to find me underneath a paloverde tree, I look at the parched throat of this cracked earth and imagine all the ways a man might die.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • “Pahos,” she says, and then she points to the paloverde bush in her front yard, a few feet away from the open window, where hundreds of feathers are still tied to the branches.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • Hundreds of brown feathers are tied with string and leather to the green branches of a paloverde tree in the front yard.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • There are prayer feathers, like the ones tied to Ruthann's paloverde tree and the ones left in Walnut Canyon.

    Vanishing Acts

  • "Pahos," she says, and then she points to the paloverde bush in her front yard, a few feet away from the open window, where hundreds of feathers are still tied to the branches.

    Vanishing Acts

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