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2022 Wildflower Reports Nevada and Utah

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2021 Wildflower Reports Nevada and Utah

April 2 Steve reports: I live in Yerington, Nevada and harvested Joshua Trees south of Tonopah some 10-15 years ago. Most of the 15 trees we transplanted survived and for the first time all are blooming. I'm including some pictures taken this morning, 4/2. The first of the pictures (IMG_0912.jpg) shows what appears to be a pollinating insect. Can you confirm?


Joshua trees (and most other yuccas) rely on the female pronuba Moth (Tegeticula) for pollination. No other animal visiting the blooms transfers the pollen from one flower to another. In fact, the female yucca moth has evolved special organs to collect and distribute the pollen onto the surface of the flower. She lays her eggs in the flowers' ovaries, and when the larvae hatch, they feed on the yucca seeds.

Read more: https://www.desertusa.com/flora/the-joshua-tree.html


Jan. 29 DesertUSA reports: Lots of snow in the parks in Utah.

 

 


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