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(Windblown) gold of the Earth
Good eyes!!! The Brittlebush has yellow flowers on it that resemble daisies. The seeds of Brittlebush are blown away by the wind. The seeds can be dormant for
YEARS if conditions are dry or harsh.

Does anybody remember that old gem of a movie, "Please
Don't Eat the Daisies"
starring Doris Day?
Well, I just had to eat my hat, because I thought this
was the Desert Sunflower. If Brittlebush are blooming
this EARLY in the vicinity of Lake Mead, then you can BET it was a wet winter in the Mojave Desert.

I took this photo inside Lovell Canyon, and near the 48,019-acre Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area in Southern Navada. (March 31, 2008)


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tleafI am jealous


Voted 10/10

I love the NW but am getting a bit tired of looking at wildflowers in April elsewhere. I love seeing the wildflowers, I'm just jealous! Cheers. Trina
Posted Apr 12, 2008 10:11 pm

lcarreauRe: I am jealous


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Yes, it's okay to be jealous. That's what
keeps the blood flowing. Do you have a lot
of water flowing up there in Washington?
I always liked to pick blackberries along
the Puyallup River, but that's not 'till
August. Both of my parents were born in
Washington state. After completing their
move to Utah, think they missed the wild berries most of all. Patience. Cheers to you! -Larry
Posted Apr 12, 2008 10:43 pm

Anya JingleGreat photo, but wrong info

Anya Jingle

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Great shot Larry, but these are perennial shrubs called Brittlebush. Desert Sunflowers are much smaller and often just single-stemmed annuals. Even though some can be branched, they never look like shrubs. There are also some differences in the looks of the flowers of both plants.
Posted Apr 12, 2008 10:45 pm

lcarreauRe: Great photo, but wrong info


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Me fix it now. Thank you, Anya Jingle!
Posted Apr 12, 2008 11:19 pm

Anya JingleRe: Great photo, but wrong info

Anya Jingle

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Anytime. Sounds good now.
Posted Apr 12, 2008 11:33 pm

lcarreauRe: fixed:


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Just take it out of my check at the end
of the month. :)
Posted Apr 12, 2008 11:43 pm

Marija JokanovicGreat flower...

Marija Jokanovic

Voted 10/10

..beautiful color. I like yellow ( and green of course :)))
Hvala lepo!!!
Posted Apr 13, 2008 6:14 pm

lcarreauRe: Great flower...


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Thank you, Marija! Once in awhile, I will
run into something green or yellow growing
in the desert. When this happens, I will be
sure to let you know. :))) - Larry
Posted Apr 13, 2008 6:24 pm



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Fauna can make it anywhere. ;-)
Posted Oct 29, 2008 5:31 pm

lcarreauRe: Hardy


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You're right, Claire! Not sure if "amorphous flora or fauna" could make it anywhere, though!

"If you make it there, you can make it anywhere! It's up to you, New York, New York!"

Take care. :)
Posted Oct 29, 2008 6:54 pm

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on Apr 12, 2008 7:36 pm

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Lat/Lon: 36.24898°N / 114.58637°W
Object Title: (Windblown) gold of the Earth

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Flora, Informational, Scenery