Tall Tales From The Field

Posts tagged “Yucca

Desert Flora at Sunset

While mountain biking this week near Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah, I captured some pics over a few evenings of the changing colors of the flora and the sunsets.

 

 

 

 

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Flora at Zion NP

Spring has sprung in Zion as it was 78F today. The cactus here usually flower starting in May. Here’s some images of other vegetation prominent in the park. Look for future posts detailing the many species of flora here in the park.  There are more than 900 varieties of plants here mainly due to its vast elevation changes.

Prickly Pear Cactus-Zion NP

Prickly Pear Cactus just prior to it sprouting its prickly spines where you see the dots.

 

 

Zion Sagebrush

Sagebrush and rabbitbrush

 

 

Zion Pinyon Pine

Pinyon Pine which will produce edible nuts.

 

 

Zion Sagebrush

 

Zion Kolob Flora

Yucca plants in the foreground and Manzanita at middle right

 

 

Zion Pinyon Pine

Pinyon growing out of the sandstone.

 

 

Zion Dead Manzanita

Dead Manzanita whose bark is usually red