Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's the story, Morning Glory?

Photos by Matt Ball 9/4/2014

Morning Glories are blooming gloriously! There are a number of species in Sabino Canyon, including three in the photo above, from left to right: Bird's Foot (Ipomoea ternifolia var. leptotoma) (pale purple); Bearded (Ipomoea barbatisepala)(2 of them here, larger blue); and Arizona Blue Eyes (Evolvulus arizonicus)(dime-sized or smaller blue).

Along the tram road, you can see many of the white Jacquemontia (Jacquemontia pringlei).

And this is another Bird's Foot - with a White-lined Sphinx Moth caterpillar underneath. Those caterpillars were everywhere on this hike!!

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