Friday, May 16, 2014

Flowers are always in

Photo by Gene Spesard 4/30/2014

This beauty is very tiny. About the size of the very tip of your finger. Fortunately, Gene took on the challenge of getting a close up of Carlowrightia (Carlowrightia arizonica). There's a small patch of these on the Bluff trail.

Photo by Marty Horowitz 5/7/2014

Caliche Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea laxa) flower and fruits. Remember, a fruit is that which holds the seed(s).

Photo by Marty Horowitz 5/7/2014

Near the creek is the setting for this plant-a-palooza. Some Fremont Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) leaves on the far left and bottom right. Something interesting (not sure what it is) in the background; Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) leaves in the lower foreground, and a branch of Common Cocklebur (Xanthium sturmarium) fruits across the entire photo. The stars of this show are the red flowers, though, Slender Paintbrushes (Castilleja tenuiflora).

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