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Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #6   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Birdbill  Dayflower (08/29/14) — Image by kenne

 

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #2   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Birdbill Dayflower — Image by kenne

“The flowers emerge one at a time from large, green to maroon-tinged, hairy to hairless,
folded, boatlike spathes (leaf-like bracts) with an elongated, tapering tip that resembles a bird’s bill.
The individual flowers have 3 blue petals, fertile and sterile stamens with blue, hairless filaments,
and 3 staminodes (sterile stamens) with yellow, cross-shaped antherodes (sterile anthers).
The lowest flower petal is somewhat smaller than the other 2 petals. The flowers only last for a day.
The flowers are followed by seed capsules that mature within the spathes. The leaf sheaths are
maroon-streaked and wrap the stems. The leaf blades are green, hairless to hairy,
and linear to linear-lanceolate in shape. The stems are green to maroon-tinged,
succulent, erect to ascending, and unbranched or sparsely branched.”

— Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and Plants

Birdbill Dayflower   Leave a comment

Birdbill Dayflower-72Birdbill Dayflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“We always have a tendency to see those things
that do not exist
and to be blind to the great lessons
that are right there before our eyes.”

— Paulo Coelho

Capturing The Momment — Birdbill Dayflower   5 comments

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Birdbill Dayflower (1 of 2) blogBirdbill Dayflowers On Mt. Lemmon (August 29, 2014) — Images by kenne

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