Thursday, March 19, 2015

New plant for me (and maybe thee)

Photos by Matt Ball 3/5/2015

Close up of flowers and developing fruits

Along the Phoneline trail, I noticed a bushy plant in bloom that I didn't recognize. I knew what it wasn't, but didn't know what it was. (That happens frequently.) Asked my Honey-Matt to take some photos, then did some digging. It's in the Madder Family, like Button Bush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) (which blooms after the monsoons) - and is called Desert Bedstraw (Galium stellatum var. eremicum). Go out and take a look!

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