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I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous

Sunday, April 11th, 2010
purshia - cliffrose

Because of its clouds of flowers the cliffrose is the showiest plant in canyon county, but the most beautiful individual flower, most people would agree, is that of the cacti: the prickly pear, the hedgehog, the fishhook. Merely opinion, of course. But the various cactus flowers have earned the distinction claimed for them on the basis of their size, their delicacy, their brilliance, and their transcience – they bloom…

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