Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Desert Foliage

Who would have known so much actually grows in the desert. I was amazed at the foliage that we came across. What was even better was the gentleman that took us on the tour knew a lot about all of them and gave you some great facts.

Simmondsia Chinesis (Coffeeberry)

Actostaphylos Pungens (Pointleaf Manzanita)

I don't know, a wildflower I found at the Grand Canyon

Juniperus Monosperma (Oneseed Juniper)

Opuntina Cactaceae (Prickly Pear)

Yucca Elata

Ephedra (Mormon Tea) - they say you can make Diet Tea out of this.


  1. So beautiful. They must have strong, tolerant roots and thick skin! I especially love the third photo of the red flowers...lovely color and tone.

  2. amazing so much can grow in the desert, huh? how did you know the names for everything?? the first shot is my favorite - gorgeous bokeh!

  3. those are just lovely, cara! i'm always amazed when i go to the desert the life that it sustains!

  4. Gorgeous! You're right - I had no idea how much foliage there was in the desert!

  5. All of these turned out great! I love the blooming desert!

  6. It's amazing the beauty that can be found in even the most desolate places! truly lovely.

  7. I have always loved the desert! Amazing photos girl!