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Desert Full Of Essences   1 comment

wildflowers (1 of 1)-36 chicory framed blogChicory — Image by kenne

Come search the desert for wildflowers . . .
Morning bride and paperflower
Wishbone four o’clock
Desert lavender
And lupine,
Flaunting in their bowers;
Brittlebush with green flag half-mast high,
Succor to match the cotton clouds,
Poppies dotting the mountain slopes,
Scented creosote and lace pod mustard
Desert full of essences
Fit for fairy presences . . .

— my desert take on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s, Nature (fragments on nature)

Paperflower Plants In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Paperflower Plant (1 of 1)-2 blogPaperflower (Psilostrophe cooperi), November 10, 2014 — Image by kenne

The SCVN A Naturalist’s Guide To Sabino Canyon states:

Quarter-sized bright yellow composite flowers with 3-6 petals on bushy plants to 2 ft.
Thin, lance-shaped, gray-green leaves with white hairs. Blooms most reliably Apr-Jun. 
Fun Fact: Flowers fade to white and stay on long after blooming.

These plants are still providing much color this fall in Sabino Canyon.

kenne

 

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