prickly pear opuntia in the desert

Texas Pricklypear (Opuntia lindheimeri)

Happy to find this Texas Pricklypear (Opuntia lindheimeri) on our visit to the desert. This cactus is native to North America, and they are adapted to survive in arid environments and are known for their ability to store water in their stems. They are often found in rocky or sandy soils and are a common […]

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mountain bluebells mertensia cilliata in the desert ecosystem

Mountain Bluebells (Mertensia ciliata)

Mountain Bluebells (Mertensia ciliata) are a herbaceous perennial plant species native to western North America. They bloom in late spring to early summer and are pollinated by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. The plants die back to the ground in the fall and reemerge from their underground rhizomes in the spring. Author: Krystal ZunigaDate: March 23th, […]

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penstemon digitalis new jersey

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), also known as Foxglove Penstemon, is a beautiful native wildflower with tall spikes of white. Also it has bell-shaped flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Learn how to grow and take care of your Beardtongue here.

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stripped wintergreen - chimaphila maculata native plants of usa

Striped Wintergreen – Chimaphila maculata

The Spotted Wintergreen Chimaphila maculata (“Pipsissewa” in native language) is a small, perennial, rhizomatous evergreen herb native to eastern North America and Central America. Even thought they contain chlorophyll and are capable to make photosynthesis, they are partially saprophytes. Family: Ericaceae Leaves: Dark green-white, 2-7cm, opposite, lanceolate, dentant Height: 7-25cm Flowers: 4-5 petals, white/pinkish/cooper, nearly round, umbel, Blooming: Summer (July-Aug) […]

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tillandsia punctulata bosques y plantas de costa rica

Tillandsia punctulata

Tillandsia punctulata is a species of epiphytic plant belonging to the bromeliad family. It is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, where it grows attached to trees or rocks. The plant has thin, spiky leaves that can range from green to gray and may have purple or red spots. During the […]

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