3109 - AlpenPix (Wild) - 2011-04-20|
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Locality: USA - Arizona & Nevada - Katherine Landing Campground, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, north of Bullhead City, Arizona.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: A closeup of the lovely flowers. Like most annuals, Abronia villosa produces many seeds. However, they appear to be difficult to germinate. One source suggests immersing the winged seed in hydrochloric acid until the wings are burned off and then germination will quickly follow.
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