Common Beehive Cactus
During late spring the cactus start blooming. Our cactus are usually very low to the ground and in protected areas. So you kind of notice a bold color and have to go looking for your reward.
Photo by Hawk Phoenix
Leather Flower
This flower shows up when you least expect to see it. We find it growing in the shade of the gambel oaks that are prolific up on Silver Mountain. The flower is very thick-walled and has a very leather-like feel. These flowers bloom for a couple of months in the summer.
Photo by Chell Phoenix