Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Getting at the root

Both photos by Ellen Green 10/9/11
This shrubby plant is still blooming; look for it on the Lake trail and the Bluff trail. It's the only one in the Ratany Family (Krameriaceae) in Sabino Canyon and is called Range Ratany (Krameria erecta). It's a sneaky plant; taps into other plants' roots to steal water.

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