Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monument Fire Recovery- and a new-to-me wildflower
Many of the Monument fire burned areas are starting to get green as our summer monsoon season drops much-needed rain. (-:
Here is an example of one area . While driving in the Coronado National Monument, we noticed these beautiful, crawling flowers in the burn recovery area. They are a type of morning glory native to southern Arizona and northern and central Mexico. They are called a pink throated morning glory, or ipomea longifolia.
The US Dept of Agriculture classifies my new favorite wildflower as a "prohibitive noxious weed". Haramuph.
The flower opens up in the evenings. It was very thunderbumpy while we were there.
images made July 30, 2011