Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Amazing Things

The Colorado Desert of California has already given us a bounty of rare blooms and plants this year!

Fairy Duster, Calliandra eriophylla, rare plant rank 2.3, a beautiful little shrub. This ones stamens aren't fully open.

Mentzelia puberula, Argus Blazing star, rare plant rank 2.2. Last documented in this area in 1941!

This is a rare find-a Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) in California! This was last spotted overhead by plane in 1984!

This Saguaro is at least 100 years old, probably older. Look how tall it is and how many arms it has!