Definition of Desert willow

1. Noun. Evergreen shrubby tree resembling a willow of dry regions of southwestern North America having showy purplish flowers and long seed pods.

Exact synonyms: Chilopsis Linearis
Group relationships: Chilopsis, Genus Chilopsis
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Lexicographical Neighbors of Desert Willow

desert pavements
desert pea
desert plant
desert plume
desert rat
desert rheumatism
desert rose
desert sand verbena
desert selaginella
desert soil
desert soils
desert sore
desert sunflower
desert tortoise
desert varnish
desert willow (current term)
desertic soil

Literary usage of Desert willow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. California Desert Trails by Joseph Smeaton Chase (1919)
"The desert willow blooms profusely and remains long in flower. The fruit is a long, narrow bean, which, on shedding its seeds, leaves the tree hung with ..."

2. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"desert willow. CHILOPSIS SALIGNA Don, Edin. Phil. Jour., vol. 9, p. ... The Desert Willow grows along water-courses or washes in the Mohave and Colorado ..."

3. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"desert willow. RANGE.—Through southwestern (from near Laredo) and western Texas, southern New- ... desert willow (Cal., Tex., N. Mex., Ariz., Utah, Nev. ..."

4. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"desert willow. 1. CHILOPSIS SALIGNA Don. Leaves opposite, whorled or mostly ... desert willow is a slender deciduous shrub or tree 10 to 20 feet high, ..."

5. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"One species was seen several feet up on an oblique limb of desert willow, in search of the young leaves which were just budding. "Specimens were secured at ..."

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