Sandpaper Plant

By |2019-03-09T12:48:01-08:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Desert Gallery, Flowers of San Jacinto|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sandpaper plant flower clusters Every spring, we look forward to finding new wildflowers as well as re-visiting our favorites. And the Sandpaper plant (Petalonyx thurberi) is one of our absolute favs! First, the Sandpaper plant is native to California and [...]

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Makes a Kar-la go Ga-Ga…

By |2018-08-20T16:50:32-08:00March 5th, 2016|Categories: Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hyptis emoryi, a.k.a., Desert lavender. It also makes the bees go ga-ga! A very spicy (and distinct lavender-y) scent. I can imagine what it would smell like as an essential oil... All the flowers are falling off now. As we walk along, there [...]

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Karla’s New Fave: Indigo Bush Alert!!!

By |2018-08-20T16:50:32-08:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

And you should smell these beauties—as gorgeous as the flowers themselves. It perfumed the air all around us. Ahhh...   Indigo Bush flowers

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