Desert colors

Two brief visits to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona were definitely not enough to take in the entirety of this amazing place, but I’m grateful we were able to stop on our trip homeward to explore what we could. And I managed to tear my eyes away from the landscape long enough to notice some of the wildflowers. I’m sure that springtime is probably the best time to see desert wildflowers. Still, there’s always some plant life flourishing in this seemingly desolate space.

Gray globe mallow (Sphaeralcea incana) or possibly Apricot mallow (S. ambigua)

Tentatively identified as Isocoma; several varieties grow in semi-arid regions of the US/Mexico

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