A desert flower that has white, lilac, or yellow flowers and grows six to eight inches high on open grass and sage rangelands in the Great Basin during the summer months. This is the state flower of Utah.
Perennial of the desert southwest.
Spires or columns of peach, orange or red flowers; blooms in spring. Has hairy, fuzzy stems.
A small, barrel-shaped cactus, covered with spines radiating outward from ribs. Flowers are brilliant scarlet red. Blooms April through June. Blooming flowers last only 3 to 5 days!
Low-growing, perrenial flower. A member of the lily family.
Cactus, globe shaped when young. Elongates when older. Heavily armed with many white radial spines. Blooms with yellow fruit July - August.
A tree of the Cypress family - common in the desert southwest. Has blue berries.
A member of the pea family. Blooms March to May. Flowers are pale blue to violet;
Tree; A member of the willow family. Grows in Riparian desert environments (creek beds, seeps, etc). Often grows quite large when regular water present. Seeds/flowers resemble cotton.
Grows most often in or near sand dunes. Beautiful yellow-white flowers, blooming January to May. The flowers open in the evening and close mid-morning.
A short-needle pine tree. Usually about 20-30 feet tall. Has a crooked trunk. Produces pine nuts. Pinyon pine trees reached about 400 years of age.
These are plants that we couldn't identify on our trip. They are included here, but without any names or descriptions.