Sunday, August 9, 2015

Buckbrush flowers and fruit

Every summer, some Friends of Ned take a few leisurely walks on Mt Lemmon. Every summer, we re-learn the flowers : - ) The best book for doing so, of course. is Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona by Frank S. Rose. If you've forgotten to pick up a copy of this book, I'll remind you again next year. Or maybe tomorrow.

Photos by Gene Spesard 7/29/2015

Buckbrush (Ceanothus fendleri) is a common shrub on Mt Lemmon. The small white flowers attract insects of all kinds. (See page 155 in Rose : -)

The fruits are red, triangle-shaped berries. And yes, they are edible. But leave them for the other animals.

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