Owl Clover blooms and Prickly Pear skeleton-240
Purple Owl Clover blooms next to a Prickly Pear Cactus skeleton. In the language of the Aztecs mazatzal means "an area inhabited by deer," but just how the word reached Arizona, or what significance it holds, remains somewhat of a mystery. Yes, deer inhabit the area. Yes, evidence shows that humans, among them the Yavapai and Tonto Apache, have exerted their influence here for at least 5,000 years.