3110 - AlpenPix (Wild) - 2011-04-20|
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Locality: USA - California, Nevada & Arizona - Mojave National Preserve near Baker, California at an elevation of about 3,000 feet.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: Nama demissum (Purple Mat) is a low-growing, mat-forming, spring annual of the Mojave Desert. Its lilac-pink flowers are less than 1/2-inch (1.2cm) in diameter. In this photo, N. demissum is growing in black, volcanic rock but it also grows in sandy soils of the southwest desert. (Sent: Alpinefirstname.lastname@example.org)
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