I captured this image when I was on one of my hikes in the Northwest. High desert wildflowers were everywhere.
Many were flowers I had not seen before, like this one. Many others seem to be common all over the states.
I always wonder what evolutionary adaptations these plants have made to thrive in the area where they live. Is it the altitude, or the days’ photoperiods, or the temperature, or the elements in the soil, or the amount of precipitation? All combining to produce something with just the right colors and the perfect perfume to attract the pollinators that will ensure their reproduction.
And they interlink in the complex fabric of life so they help ensure other species’ survival. Even our own 🙂