Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Wildflowers

This one is desert paintbrush
(castilleja chromosa)- there was a lot of this.
Also tons of penstemon.
This is probably desert penstemon
(penstemon pseudospectabilis).
It was mostly bright pink,
very pretty, even on an overcast morning.

There were also vales dotted with these desert primroses,
some variety of the oenothera species--
not sure if it was the birdcage primrose or another:

And then, to my total joy,
I saw claret cup cacti as well (echinocereus triglochidiatus).
These are my FAVORITE cacti,
probably my favorite flowers.

No doubt, mid May is the time to go wildflower-looking
in southern Utah!

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