Sego Lilies lit by rising Sun

Legendary sweet-bulb flower which supposedly sustained starving Utah Pioneers ... becoming pretty rare a century and a half later, but ... abundantly blooming again in the Wasatch Foothills in an unusually moist spring season of 2008.

6/9/08

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SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jun 9, 2008 7:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Stunning!

What a beautiful flower and a great capture. Thanks.

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Jun 10, 2008 1:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Stunning!

Thanks SoCal! That's what even the scientific name says, "beautiful grass" = Calochortus :)

nebben

nebben - Oct 17, 2008 10:38 am - Voted 10/10

First time this year

Maybe it was that I actually got out and saw a lot of dirt this year during training, but I saw a lot of these this spring through the summer. I saw them as low as Antelope Island and as high as ~9000 on GWT in the Wasatch...very cool pic!

GeoPooch Sobachka

GeoPooch Sobachka - Oct 17, 2008 12:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: First time this year

This year was just amazing for spring flowers. In a dry spring, sego lilies are fairly hard to spot. What did you train for?

Kerstin

Kerstin - Apr 7, 2012 1:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Incredibly

beautiful!

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