Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I saw a pink flowering bush along the side of the road in southern Snake Valley and stopped to take a closer look. Imagine my surprise when I found little pea-like flowers on it! What kind of plant in the Pea Family (Fabaceae) grows in a bush? Turns out it's Toano milkvetch (Astragalus toanus). It only grows in a few western states, prefers the valley floors, and blooms in May and June.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
link to the USDA Plants Database.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This has been a great spring for wildflowers. Even though we had a rather dry winter, April was fairly wet, and I've been seeing a lot. This year I've been focusing on photographing the flowers in a particular area and then posting them all together. This helps people who are hiking in that area see them all together. It's also helped me to find a few more plants I need to key out and include on this blog.
To see the spring wildflowers along Pole Canyon trail in Great Basin National Park, click here.
at 8:46 PM
Sunday, April 8, 2012
For more info about Anderson's buttercup, click here.
It sure feels good to have a new flower to add to this blog!