Cool Plants

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Re: Cool Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Fri May 16, 2014 7:40 am

James Sel: Congratulations! That was fast. I thought I had a tough one that no one would figure out. Those little chia flowers are pretty cool when you get down and look at them closely!
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby CactusHugger » Fri May 16, 2014 8:57 am

Chia? Up close they look like little blue faces. It's like they're wearing a worried expression. Either that or they look like scary little ghosts. LOL
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Sun May 18, 2014 6:50 am

So this one has a rather sinister name despite it's rather attractive appearance:
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby James Sel » Sun May 18, 2014 11:14 am

I know it :bubble:
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby tronagirl » Sat May 24, 2014 8:21 am

The flowers look a little bit like snapdragon flowers, but the leaves don't look the same. Is it a plant that grows around here?
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby tronagirl » Tue May 27, 2014 9:23 am

Okay, I think it's time to reveal the identity of the plant! Inquiring minds want to know! LOL
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby James Sel » Tue May 27, 2014 12:06 pm

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Re: Cool Plants

Postby James Sel » Tue May 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Here is a picture posted by "Wingman" of the bloom on Eureka Valley. I was implied that it was taken this year. (from PV.com)



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Re: Cool Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Thu May 29, 2014 8:22 am

James Sel: Nice image! I wonder how many people can guess what plants are shown in the picture. Actually the yellow are a little hard to see, but I'm pretty sure I recognize them. As for the white flowers, they are rather famous in the Death Valley area.
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Re: Cool Plants

Postby cactuspete » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:57 am

I know that the evening primrose that grows at Eureka Dunes is extremely rare. It's one of those plants they call endemic or something like that. I recall reading about the plant on a display they had set up by the dunes. There's also some kind of grass that grows on the dunes that's pretty rare if I recall correctly.
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