Apache plume really is in the rose family
In case you’re having trouble believing that the plant you saw last time, the Apache plume with all the swirly strands, really is in the rose family, this picture of one of the plant’s flowers might convince you. Perhaps the paradoxa in the scientific name Fallugia paradoxa is a reflection of that surprising reality.
Like the previous photograph, this one comes from Petroglyph National Monument in northwest Albuquerque on September 23rd.
© 2014 Steven Schwartzman