Ibervillea sonorae


Bervillea sonorae is a spectacular perennial desert plant relative of the cucumber with climbing vine and a large caudex, it produces yellow flowers in summer and little bright miniature red-orange melons in autumn. In the dry season if you see this plant in the desert, you see only a dried chunk of loose wood often resembling a large cow dropping or weathered rock. It has neither roots nor stems. But it is alive. Each year before the rainy season comes, it sends out a few roots downward and shoots upward. If the rain arrives, it grows flowers and fruits. While in many years, when no rain arrives, the ephemeral vine are absent patiently waiting for the next thirst-quequing rain.

Plants are individually boxed, pot/soil not included