Despite its common name and willow-like appearance, Desert Willow is not a true willow. The showy flowers are broadly tubular, up to 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) wide, and have 2 ruffled upper lobes and 3 yellow and magenta-streaked lower lobes. The flowers are followed by long, slender, brown seed capsules. The leaves are green, untoothed, narrowly linear, and somewhat sickle-shaped. The bark is brown and rough-textured.
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In relative feet, width by height
|20 X 10|
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|Ethnobotany/Medical||Havasupai used in basketry; Hualapai used to make cradleboards; curanderas in Mexico use it to treat coughing, indigestion, and skin and vaginal infections.|
|Water Needs||Moderate, Moderately High|