Photo of the Week: Spring Color Burst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The desert’s flower display can be outrageous in its showiness. Colors explode from the dry, almost monotonously-hued landscape, drawing the eye. This specimen appeared sprouting out of the sand in late spring. I was fascinated by its intricate color shadings–note the yellow on the outer petal and the red inside–as well as the bulbous inner growths promising a succulent, tenacious life in its harsh home ground.

I’m not sure what type it is, so if anyone knows, please let me know in the comments.

 

showy desert flower

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