Monday, August 10, 2015

Shades of pink

This beauty is even in the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae)! Scouler's Catchfly (Silene scouleri), Page 78 in Rose.

Lots of plants in the Pea family (Fabaceae) blooming on Mt Lemmon, including Pine Clover (Trifolium pinetorum), page 108 in Rose.

This striking, Dr. Seuss-like plant is Beebalm (Monarda citriodorna var. austromontana), page 117 in Rose. In the Mint family (Laminaceae)

And pinkest of the group, Longtube ipomopsis (Ipomopsis tennituba ssp. macrosiphon), in the Phlox family (Polemoniaceae), page 144 in Rose. I'm sure we're all in agreement that this plant needs a more-easily-remembered common name. Let's go with Lyn's suggestion of long-nosed hippopotamus. At least until next year!

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