Sunday, February 2, 2014

Yellow Desert Primrose

Photo by Ned Harris 1/29/2014
The recent cold temperatures notwithstanding, spring has sprung here in Tucson. This beauty is a Yellow Desert Primrose aka Desert Evening Primrose (Oenothera primiveris). You need to go out early to see this flower; it closes up by mid-morning. There are quite a few along the road into Bear Canyon, before you get to the Bear Canyon bridge. Look low and look early.

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