Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail

One of six specialized trails in the Garden, this system of components was inspired by the Devil’s Claw (Proboscidea louisianica) that was used for food, fiber, medicine and other cultural purposes in their daily lives. The trail head provides shade while viewing the overall trail fauna and flora information used by Native Americans, while the smaller trailsides seem to grow out of the ground to provide specific information.


Client: Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, Arizona

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