Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blossoming Fendlerbush...

(Fendlera rupicola) fills the air with a sickly sweet odor along the Colorado River that can't be exaggerated, and here's the culprit (click images to enlarge):
This yellow beauty is Fremont's mahonia  (Mahonia fremontii), but it's not nearly as pungent:
The Colorado Plateau is just beginning to show its colors this spring as the parade of flowering plants commences.

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