Ron Hanko's photos with the flowers

Cholla Fruits

Cholla Fruits
The fruits of the Jumping Cholla are edible and cattle are reported to love them, braving the spines to get at them. These were photographed at Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park.
Added on December 10, 2018

Cholla Flower Bud

Cholla Flower Bud
This is a flower bud of the Jumping Cholla cactus, photographed at the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park. The garden is not really a garden at all but a large area filled with these cacti.
Added on December 10, 2018

Cholla Flowers

Cholla Flowers
This photo and the two insets show the flowers, a flower bud and the fruits of the Jumping Cholla Cactus, so called because the sections are easily detached and seem at times to "jump" onto ones shoes and clothes. The spines, as Jim has pointed out, can…
Added on December 12, 2018

Palo Verde

Palo Verde
I believe these are the flowers of the Palo Verde tree, photographed at Fortynine Palms oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.
Added on December  6, 2018

Black Locust

Black Locust
These Black Locust flowers were photographed in Lyon's Ferry State Park in eastern Washington. Black Locust is a tree native to the southeastern USA but established elsewhere. It is considered an invasive plant is almost impossible to eradicate once est…
Added on August  4, 2018

Bog Orchids

Bog Orchids
Driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia we found and photographed a field of Bog Orchids. These are the Bog Candle, Platanthera dilatata (white), and the Tall Northern Bog Orchis, Platanthera huronensis and among therm were also a natu…
Added on June 22, 2018

Bog Candles

Bog Candles
Driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia we found and photographed a field of Bog Orchids. This one is the Bog Candle, Platanthera dilatata and there were growing with it the Tall Northern Bog Orchis, Platanthera huronensis, as well as…
Added on June 22, 2018

Bog Orchids

Bog Orchids
Driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia we found and photographed a field of Bog Orchids. This one is the Bog Candle, Platanthera dilatata and there were growing with it the Tall Northern Bog Orchis, Platanthera huronensis, as well as…
Added on June 25, 2018

Tall Northern Bog Orchis

Tall Northern Bog Orchis
Driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia we found and photographed a field of Bog Orchids. This one is the Tall Northern Bog Orchis, Platanthera huronensis, and there were growing with it white Bog Orchid, Platanthera dilatata, as well…
Added on June 22, 2018

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars
These, if I am not mistaken, are the Few-flowered Shooting Stars, Dodecatheon pulchellum, photographed at Catherine Creek in the Columbia River Gorge.
Added on February  4, 2018