Kingman Photo: Blooming

JC AMBERLYN/Miner

JC AMBERLYN/Miner

A palo verde tree blooms outside of Kingman. The palo verde has distinctive green branches and bark and it is Arizona's state tree. There are two species in Arizona: the foothill and blue palo verde. The palo Christi, or crucifixion thorn, is a similar, more common small tree in this area.