12. Blue Mist Shrub
Mexican bird of paradise is another drought-tolerant shrub that's more of a desert plant than a specimen suited to colder climes. I took the photograph you see on your left in Needles, California, near the Mojave Desert. The common name notwithstanding, this plant and the "bird of paradise" you may be used to seeing at your local florist shop are not birds of a feather: they're two entirely different plants.
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