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Monday, April 28, 2014

Late April on the Grand View Trail

Flower stalk of the Banana Yucca
It was 43 F when Becca and I headed out for the Grand View Trail this morning.  Dr. K didn't accompany us because she was feeling slightly under the weather.  As you can see from the images here we found quite a few plants of interest.  I'm so perplexed because I'm having trouble identifying the 10-20-foot trees which are flowering in white (images 8, 9 and 10).  I'm guessing it could be Fragrant Ash (Fraxinus), though I've never noticed them in bloom around here.
Closeup of the flowers

Becca on the lookout for critters

8-foot flower stalk of the Soaptree Yucca

Creeping Barberry is blooming all over the mountains

Creeping Barberry

Wild Rose

Blooming tree I haven't been able to ID

Flowers of said tree (could it be Fragrant Ash?)

White flower clusters of un-ID'd tree

Looking down over a steep dropoff

Sand verbena

Flower stalk of a yucca

Soon-to-be flowers

Claret Cup Cactus growing on a cliff wall

Closeup of the aforementioned Claret Cup

More yucca buds

Cliff Fendler Bush

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the reddish/purplish color of the yucca buds.

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