Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cholla Cactus

It is always a treat to find a blooming cactus in the desert, adding a splash of color in a seeming hard landscape.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

I would like to show you an interesting bush from the desert south west. This is an indigo bush that I photographed in December.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

In the springtime, the Indigo Bush is covered with thousands of tiny flowers. Hence the name.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

The Indigo Bush is a member of the pea family. It is common in the Colorado desert and in the deserts in Arizona and Baja California.

Be sure to visit Today’s flowers this week!

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

I love desert blooms too! I have never seen an indigo bush, so beautiful!

Arija said...

So beautiful and so very prickly.

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