Southern Utah, late April-early May, 2012

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Lori S.
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Southern Utah, late April-early May, 2012

Just for fun (as I haven't even identified most of the plants), here are some photos from a trip to southern Utah, between April 29 and May 5, 2012.

Wonderful desert scenery in the Price Canyon area, with Astragalus/Oxytropis and Lomatium(?) spp:

    

More scenery and sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata:

  

Physaria sp. growing in a shale bank:

    

Ephedra sp.; Yucca sp.; 

    

Scenery and petroglyphs (disgusting that some cretin would deface this with his/her pathetic scrawlings):

  

Shepherdia rotundifolia (x2); unknown Brassicaceae:

    

Near Price, Utah, many interesting Boraginaceae - Cryptantha crassisepala(?); dried skeleton of Eriogonum umbellatum:

    

Gorgeous Castilleja sp. and scenery:

    

Lori S.
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Cacti and more petroglyphs (proving that cretins have been around since at least 1932 ;-) ):

      

Desert sights:

 

     

      

   

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Skunkbush sumac (Rhus trifoliata):

A beautiful little natural rock garden:

  

Hymenoxys(?) sp., Mormon tea (Ephedra sp.) and scenery:

      

Oenothera caespitosa (x2); yellow miner's candle, Cryptantha flava (x2):

       

Astragalus sp.; Abronia argillosa(?) (x2):

       

 

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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View; Penstemon sp.; Opuntia sp.:

    

More amazing scenery!

  

Ipomopsis sp.; Erigeron sp.; Shepherdia rotundifolia:

    

Cliffrose, Purshia mexicana (x2):

    

Stunning beauty!

      

 

     

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Yucca sp.; Castilleja; Rumex hymenosepalus(?); Oenothera pallida

      

Lygodesmia arizonica(?); no idea!; Cleome lutea; Gaillardia pinnatifida:

      

Beetle tracks; Lupinus; view:

    

      

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Toole
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The Physaria and Castilleja are my favourites Lori.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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Very interesting how these plants must cope with the conditions.  One wonders how deep their roots really are, and how much of that is due to the changing sands.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

deesen
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Lovely set of images Lori.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Hoy
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Lots of interesting plants and scenery!

 

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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