Photo: Willow Talk

JC AMBERLYN/Miner

JC AMBERLYN/Miner

A desert willow blooms in Kingman recently. Desert willows are not true willows but a member of the trumpet creeper family, which is known for its beautiful flowers. These native plants grow along desert washes, or arroyos, and in Kingman yards. They supply seeds and nectar for wildlife. The desert willow is a perennial and is found in the Bignonia family. The flower blooms from April through September and is also known as the desert catalpa and flowering willow.