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Saturday, March 10, 2007




I was asked recently which are the earliest blooming wildflowers in my part of the Chihuahuan Desert.


I couldn't come up with an answer. There are always at least a few flowers blooming here, even in mid-winter. It is more a question of my attention at the moment, rather than what is happening.

Right now, nearly every honey mesquite has a clump of Arizona Jewel Flowers growing underneath. There are a lot of Wooly Daisies, some going to seed already. This morning, I found a yellow Evening Primrose, the first I have seen this year.

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