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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Awesome Sights Part 2

Blooming in profusion were these gorgeous blue babies. I believe they are Dayflowers.
We purposefully returned to the RA Stalk area to see if the three-chambered pod of the Rain Lily had burst open yet to reveal its black seeds. Sure enough, it had.
In a grassy, meadow-like area we discovered these Dayflowers blooming in front of a large barrel cactus. This specimen was about 3 1/2 feet tall, which is big for a barrel in this part of the Chihuahuan Desert. Barrels are much bigger in the Sonoran Desert.
The brilliant flowers on another, smaller barrel.
The translucent purple blooms of the Feather Dalea.

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