Bear-Paw Poppy

I took this photo on route to Bearing Peak in Lake Mead Area, Nevada.
October 2007. Unfortunately not in bloom at this time, but the plant itself is very interesting with its characteristic hairy stems.

Bear-Paw Poppies (Arctomecon californica) are also known as Las Vegas Bear Poppies. They grow on harsh alkaline soils. Even though considered rare, they are quite common throughout Lake Mead Area.

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TJ311

TJ311 - Oct 19, 2007 5:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice

Cool pic!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 19, 2007 10:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thank you. I always look for nice backgrounds along the way and that was the one. Cheers.

IGO

IGO - Oct 19, 2007 9:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Cliffed out

I got cliffed out at the crags last year and had to toss my pack off a cliff. When I finally found my way down, my pack was imbedded with those cute fuzzt little things full of zillions of tiny thorns. : )

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 19, 2007 10:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cliffed out

Hmmm, that's strange. Why did you have to throw your pack? If I get myself in trouble I prefer to leave my pack on. It protected my back many times when I fell a bit.

IGO

IGO - Oct 19, 2007 11:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cliffed out

I had to set up for a very potential 30 foot slide so I went butt first. That steep the pack was a henderance. I keep cord now.

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