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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