Arizona Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) is a low shrub found in the southwestern states and neighboring Mexico. As is the case with many plants of this region, it belongs to the pea family (Fabaceae). Other well-known plants of this part of the country belonging to the pea family include the Ironwood, Palo Verde, and the Mesquites. In fact, another name for the Fairy Duster is False Mesquite. This one was photographed in Cochise County, Arizona.