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Collins Valley To Indian Canyon

Views Of Indian Canyon & Surrounding Slopes

Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) in full bloom.

Distant alluvial fans of brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) in the late afternoon sun.

Lush ripararian woodland with cottonwood trees (Prunus fremontii).

California thread-torch or Indian paintbrush (Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis).

Minute Belly Flowers Of The Sandy Riverbed

Lemmon's linanthus (Leptosiphon lemmonii).

Purple mat (Nama demissum var. demissum).

Wallace's Woolly Daisy (Eriophyllum wallacei).

Largest Beetle Observed On Hike

The colorful blister beetle (Lytta magister) feediing on a Cryptantha.

Some Colorful Cacti

Hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii).

Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris).

Mammillaria Cactus & A Camouflaged Horned Lizard

Mammillaria dioica and desert horned lizard (Phynosoma platyrhinos).

Two Interesting Shrubs: Images Scanned From 35 mm Kodachrome Transparencies

White Rhatany (Krameria grayi). The barbed tips on the fruits cling to your clothing.

Malvaceae: California ayenia (Ayenia compacta), formerly placed in the chocolate family (Sterculiaceae).

Root Parasite At The Third Crossing Of Coyote Creek

Broom-Rape (Orobanche cooperi) parasitic on root of bur sage (Ambrosia dumosa).

Two More Images Taken At Dusk

Indian Canyon and alluvial fan with brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) in the late afternoon sun .

Gander's cholla (Cylindropuntia ganderi var. ganderi) at sunset.

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