Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 09/17/2013


Photo taken on September 17, 2013


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Death Valley
Gravel Ghosts
Atrichoseris


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Atrichosens platyphylla

Atrichosens platyphylla
Death Valley.

First they called this Tobaccoweed because of its wide flat leaves, which dry up before the flowers bloom.

Then someone noticed the wonderful show the blossoms put on in the bottom of Death Valley in April, when the warm spring winds are still blowing at nightfall. You put your camp down in a gully somewhere, out of the wind. When night comes, you look up and see these white flowers dancing in the dark on their long invisible stems.

Of course they are Gravel-Ghosts.

Tim Hanko, Peter Van Der Houwen have particularly liked this photo


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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Very beautifully photographed!
5 years ago.
Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
three beauties
5 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Fascinating names, very nice photo.
5 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Pretty flowers and a great name.
5 years ago.