Southern Utah, late April-early May, 2012

Submitted by Lori S. on

Just for fun (as I haven't even identified most of the plants), here are some photos from a trip to southern Utah, between April 29 and May 5, 2012.

Wonderful desert scenery in the Price Canyon area, with Astragalus/Oxytropis and Lomatium(?) spp:


More scenery and sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata:


Physaria sp. growing in a shale bank:


Ephedra sp.; Yucca sp.; 


Scenery and petroglyphs (disgusting that some cretin would deface this with his/her pathetic scrawlings):


Shepherdia rotundifolia (x2); unknown Brassicaceae:


Near Price, Utah, many interesting Boraginaceae - Cryptantha crassisepala(?); dried skeleton of Eriogonum umbellatum:


Gorgeous Castilleja sp. and scenery:



Submitted by Lori S. on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:33

Cacti and more petroglyphs (proving that cretins have been around since at least 1932 ;-) ):


Desert sights:





Skunkbush sumac (Rhus trifoliata):

A beautiful little natural rock garden:


Hymenoxys(?) sp., Mormon tea (Ephedra sp.) and scenery:


Oenothera caespitosa (x2); yellow miner's candle, Cryptantha flava (x2):


Astragalus sp.; Abronia argillosa(?) (x2):




View; Penstemon sp.; Opuntia sp.:


More amazing scenery!


Ipomopsis sp.; Erigeron sp.; Shepherdia rotundifolia:


Cliffrose, Purshia mexicana (x2):


Stunning beauty!





Yucca sp.; Castilleja; Rumex hymenosepalus(?); Oenothera pallida


Lygodesmia arizonica(?); no idea!; Cleome lutea; Gaillardia pinnatifida:


Beetle tracks; Lupinus; view:



Submitted by RickR on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:06

Very interesting how these plants must cope with the conditions.  One wonders how deep their roots really are, and how much of that is due to the changing sands.