Wild Rhubarb

Wild Rhubarb (Rumex crispus) also known as Curly Dock
growing along the Pine Creek trail in Red Rocks, Nevada. April 2008.
The peaks in the background are :
Pine Creek Peak (upper left side of the photo) and Mescalito (upper center)


Rumex crispus belongs to the Buckwheat Family. Its leaves are green but the stems, flowers and later the seeds are all reddish brown. This plant is widespread in North America.

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rpc

rpc - Apr 11, 2008 3:38 pm - Voted 10/10

very nice

Anya, check out the Mescalito page - lemme know if you mind the use of your shots there :)
(the token shots of a climber/hiker moving towards the pyramid are kinda boring)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 11, 2008 3:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: very nice

Thank you. No, I don't mind. The page looks very nice.
I love Mecalito, not to mention that both scrambling routes to the top are also some of bighorns favorite hangouts.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 12, 2008 1:08 am - Voted 10/10

Anya ...

Where is Juniper Peak in relation to
Pine Creek Canyon? Is it the tall
rocky one to the southeast of Mescalito?
I still need to post a photo of some
bighorn tracks that I took at Lake Mead.
Have a nice weekend. - Larry of AZ

(Whenever I see Rhubarb, I think of my
Grandmother slaving away in the kitchen,
baking fresh Rhubarb pies! YUMMY - YUM!)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 12, 2008 5:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Anya ...

First and second photo in this slideshow show Juniper Peak and its location. Cheers.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 12, 2008 6:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Anya ...

Thank you. That's a special enclave of plants
on Juniper Peak's back-side. And, the reptiles
look right at home. Cheers for sharing this!!

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