This vintage postcard was manufactured by the Longshaw Card Company of Los Angeles, California. I'm not sure what year this postcard was created. After doing research online, I've seen it dated sometime in the 1930s or the mid-20th century.
Transcription from back of postcard:
Ocotillo (candlewood), one of the oddest desert shrubs, is not a cactus despite its thorny "canes" which form the tall stems of this scarlet-tipped plant. The bark contains resin, gum and wax, and burns fiercely giving off intensely black smoke. The Cahuilla Indians eat both flowers and seeds.Here is a photo of the Ocotillo plant.
|Ocotillo Plant in Phoenix, Arizona|
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This photo (below) shows a close-up of one of the Ocotillo flowers. See the bee hovering above it?
Photo by Jeff Dean
To learn more about this plant, click HERE.
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