Jojoba flowers

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
Location: Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA

These are flowers on a Jojoba bush.  Eventually these flowers will morph into a nut-like fruit.  The Jojoba is native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.  I photographed this example in the Sonoran Desert, south of Tucson, Arizona.

These flowers were on a wild Jojoba bush, but the plant is cultivated commercially as well.  The nuts produce an oil that is used in cosmetic products.


Becky said...

Pretty little flowers, and they remind me of Capers.

BNS said...

Ha ha, now that you mention it, the do sort of look like capers.