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A much-sought-after desert gem, just north of Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave desert (geotag is a rough guesstimate). Taken in 1998, a spectacular year for desert wildflowers due to strong El Nino rains. ~3' tall. I saw a few specimens in this area, & I understand there was a mother lode nearby in N. JTree.
Taken with my old Nikon P&S film camera -- not the greatest photo, but the best I could do at the time. It's overexposed, but I was actually able to pull some contrast out of the flowers by scanning it using 16-bit color - you can see the delicate grey streaking on the outside of the petals.
And why, you ask, the odd cropping? Well, my old Nikon P&S film camera had a nasty little habit: the lens cover sometimes stuck partway open. So this is the half of the photo that wasn't black. Grrrrrr.
|Photos or sounds?||Yes|
|Is the organism wild/naturalized?||Unknown|
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