The desert abloom

The southeastern Utah desert is in bloom. Shades of yellow, pink, orange, red, white and purple are in abundance.

Photos by Sena Hauer with informational credits to Damian Fagan, former Moab resident and author of the Falcon Guide, Canyon Country Wildflowers.

This Prince’s Plume grows right out of a sandstone boulder near Takeout Beach on Highway 128. The plant is from the mustard family, and conditions this spring have been ideal for its bounty. This plant doffs its hat to Lord Edward Stanley (1755-1851) who was president of the Linnaean and Zoological societies in London.

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