Tag Archive | Paperbag Bush

Native Plants of the Mojave Desert~

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Please Click to Enlarge for Optimal Viewing! These are the air sacks and flowers of the unusual Paperbag Bush or Flower Sage.

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This beautiful plant creates multi-colored air sacks that contain nuts. Purple flowers extend from the air sacs creating a reamarkably beautiful sight!
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Please see this link for more info and this interesting plant. I do have more photos for those interested,.
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/salmex/all.html

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Dehydrated Prickly Pear Cactus, waiting for rain to come so they can engorge with water!

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Joshua Tree seed pods.

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The twisted shapes of The Joshua’s!

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Yucca flower remnant.

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Jumping Cholla cacti. They are called jumping because they easily detach when brushed and dig right on in! Ouch!

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Cholla catctus flowers.

What beauty there is to behold in every season in the living desert! Cheers to you from Joshua Tree National Park and The Mojave Desert!