Part 9 : The Ruby Road Trail
Flora of Arizona a photo record by Phillip Ruttenbur
 
 
 
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The Ruby Road Trail runs between Interstate 19 and the town of Arivaca south of Tucson and just north of the USA/Mexico border at an elevation of about 4000 ft. and less. These photographs were taken November 25th, early Winter.  Info: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/southwestern/RubyRoad/index.shtml
 
*Sky Island
*Arizona barrel
Ferocactus wislizeni
*Opuntia phaeacantha var major
*Opuntia phaeacantha var major
*Chain fruit cholla
Cylindropuntia fulgida var fulgida
 
 
 
Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Blue Sotol
Dasylirion wheeleri
Cane Cholla
Cylindropuntia spinosior
Cane Cholla
Cylindropuntia spinosior
Cane Cholla
Cylindropuntia spinosior
*thumbnail only for larger views of this species see the Botanical Index
Coral Bean
Erythrina flabelliformis
Coral Bean
Erythrina flabelliformis
Coral Bean
Erythrina flabelliformis
Coyote Melon
Cucurbita palmata
Goldenflower Century Plant
Agave chrysantha
Goldenflower Century Plant
Agave chrysantha
Lindheimer's Lip Fern
Cheilanthes lindheimeri
Lindheimer's Lip Fern
Cheilanthes lindheimeri
Macdougal's Nipple Cactus
Mammillaria heyderi ssp macdougalii
Palmer Agave
Agave palmeri
Palmer Agave
Agave palmeri
Patagonia Mountain Leatherpetal
Graptopetalum bartramii
Pointleaf Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pungens
Red Barberry
Berberis haematocarpa
Red Barberry
Berberis haematocarpa
Santa Cruz Beehive Cactus
Coryphantha recurvata
Santa Cruz Beehive Cactus
Coryphantha recurvata
Santa Cruz Beehive Cactus
Coryphantha recurvata
Schott Agave
Agave schottii
Schott Agave
Agave schottii
Schott's Yucca - Yucca x schottii
Yucca baccata x elata
Schott's Yucca - Yucca x schottii
Yucca baccata x elata
Schott's Yucca - Yucca x schottii
Yucca baccata x elata
Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana
Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana
Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana
Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana
Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana