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Wildflowers and Plants - Descriptions with Photos
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2015 Phoenix Area and Northern AZ Reports
Nov 25, 2015 Steve Reports: Wildflower for ID - Can you please help me identify this plant. It was shot 8/31/15 on the path to Point Imperial at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It looks to me to be something like a dandelion, but much bigger (about the size of cereal bowl). It was stunning and looks good as a print. Thank you.
June 16, 2015 Eve Reports: Early morning June 14, 2015 (today) near the San Carlos Wash between Casa Grande and Stanfield. I think it is a Night-blooming Cerceus.
June 8, 2015 Eve Reports: We were surprised to find lots of wildflowers throughout the Petrified Forest National Park, Holbrook, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Here are some.
June 2, 2015 Gail Reports: I took this picture in the white mountains in Pinetop-Lakeside AZ on may 29, 2015. It looks remarkably like apache plume but they are individual flowers and their leaves bear no resemblance to the foliage on the shrub. Can you tell me what it is? Thank you very much. Peggi Reports the plant is Prairy Smoke
May 30 2015 Lorie Reports: Spotted this bush with pink blossoms in the Sedona area this weekend. Shared this photo with several friends and I still don't know the name of this bush. Please help me with its identity. From a distance I thought it was a lilac but after closer inspection it clearly isn't. Looking forward to your reply. Gail Reports - May be Locust Tree
May 15 2015 Desert Botanical Garden Reports: We've been snapping photos throughout the week of blooms along the trails. Everything from the saguaros to echinopsis have flowers! Some open at night, others later in the day. As the temperatures increase, early morning is a great time to come flower hunting at the Garden.
May 5 2015 Lost Dutchman State Park Reports: Cactus are in bloom, Saguaro Cactus are starting to bloom.
April 23 2015 Lynda Reports: Sedona AZ near Centennial and Girdner trails near the Cultural Center, off 89 A. 4/18/15
April 10 2015 RPM Reports: Found this on a sunset jeep ride in the canyons of Sedona AZ on April 9. As the sun started setting more and more of them became visible in the desert terrain, but don't know what they are.
April 9 2015 Lynda Reports: I took these on Saturday April 4 2015 at a trailhead in White Tanks Mountain Park.
April 6 2015 Brian Reports: I captured the attached photos on Barnhardt Mesa off of Hwy 87 on April 4th. Sego Lilies, Globe Mallow, and Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus blooming all over the place along the first 2 miles of the road.
Mar 31 2015 Grand Canyon Reports: Lower South Kaibab Trail is in bloom! -mt (NPS photos by mt)
Photos tips: Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have a macro function - usually symbolized by the icon of a little flower. When you turn on that function, you allow your camera to get closer to the subject, looking into a flower for example. Or getting up close and personal with a bug. More on desert photography and wildflowers photos.
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