Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) belongs to the Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is an evergreen shrub that is distributed to the southwestern United States, from Texas to southern California. This shrub grows in arid desert areas, and can reach 90-150 cm in height. The leaves are obovate, alternate, and divided into 3-7 deeply lobed. It is usually evergreen, though defoliates because of drought. The rose-like white flowers bloom in spring. The fruits ripen in summer, and have highly visible pale pink hairs which resemble to Indian feather decoration.