painting of a Blue Paloverde blossom
Blue Paloverde approved stamp art

Illustrator: John Dawson

This flowering tree, actually a legume, is found in the dry landscape and gardens of the American Southwest. Its small funnel-shaped flowers have five yellow petals, and its seeds are found in yellowish-brown pods. The fragrant flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection