Archive for December, 2010

desert trumpets

The answer to the challenge picture is Desert Trumpet (Eriogonum inflatum)

The swelling of the stem used to be considered a response to a parasitic wasp but was recently shown toactually be accumulated CO2.  Go figure.
Now I have to correct an error I made in the Iron King-Peavine blog.  My picture of a hiker on top of a granite protrusion did not, in fact, include the hiker!  Unfortunately, I deleted the regular scale view but I do have one of a telephoto just to prove he was not a figment of my imagination.

hiker on a granite peak


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