Edible and Medicinal Desert Plants With Dave Morris at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 8:00am

Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground from mesquite pods? How about prickly-pear cactus fruit jelly, or a nopalito? The pickled strips of a prickly-pear cactus pad? At the UA's Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Choctaw Nation member and ethno-botanist Dave Morris will guide a walk where you'll see prickly-pear cacti, the towering stalks of our native Agave chrysantha and mesquite trees, with a chance to taste a few "desert edible" samples ranging from prickly-pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour and agave nectar. 

Guide note: this tour explores the Curandero Trail, which has steep sections that are not suitable for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers. 

The event included with admission: $12.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5. Free to arboretum members and Arizona State Parks pass-holders.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E. US Hwy 60
Superior, AZ
United States
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