A long stem of many flowers with reddish green sepals and bright purple pea like corollas.
A shrub growing no more than 3 feet tall, Branching stems sometimes with thorns. The fruit is a pod up to an inch long containing one seed.
Desert mountains, slopes, canyons, flats, washes
Mojave Desert, San Bernardino Mountains, east of Sierra Nevada
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.
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