All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Fleshy Tidestromia</strong>
<em>Tidestromia lanuginosa</em>
Alamogordo, NM
Sept. 30, 2008

This was the first wildflower I identified on this trip. It is a perfect example of a desert plant. The wooly, white hairs scatter sunlight to help ...
Fleshy Tidestromia
Tidestromia lanuginosa
Alamogordo, NM
Sept. 30, 2008

This was the first wildflower I identified on this trip. It is a perfect example of a desert plant. The wooly, white hairs scatter sunlight to help keep the plant from getting sunburned and losing too much water.


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