The Ironwood tree is found only in the Sonoran Desert. It is one of the largest and longest-lived of the Sonoran Desert plants. Its wood is among the densest in the world and it sinks in water. This tree is known as a "nurse tree." Many different animals and plants live and grow under its protection.
When I close my eyes and remember, I can see the Ironwood seeds littering the ground, but I cannot recall ever seeing an Ironwood tree in bloom. I hope to see this tree in bloom someday. From what I have seen in pictures, the Ironwood is a very pretty tree when in bloom.
|Photo by Doris Evans|
|Photo by Ken Bosma|