COLOR IN THE DESERT

Here are some photos from a recent walk in the high desert on the Colorado Plateau. There is so much color out there, it is very impressive! The wildflowers are (clockwise): Tidytip, Potts Prickly Pear, Globemallow, and Phlox.  

COLORADO PLATEAU

The Colorado Plateau (also called the Colorado Plateau Province) is an area of uplifted land, a distinct physical geography and desert region of the Intermontane Plateaus. The Colorado Plateau covers about 140,000 miles of the four corners region in the southwest of the United States. Here is the timeline of The Plateau development: The basement… Read More COLORADO PLATEAU

POTTS PRICKLY PEAR

The Potts Prickly Pear lives in northern or southeastern Arizona. Typically in high desert scrub and pinyon/juniper forest areas or in oak woodland forests. They have white spines and yellow flowers that generally bloom in May and June. Read about other Prickly Pear cactus here: CACTI (part 2)