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Red Butte Photo of the Day 9.September.2009

Devil's Claw (Proboscidea parviflora)
Devil's Claw

A Little Bit of Herb......Garden.

See if you can find these amazing plants in the Herb Garden.

Devil's Claw
Devil's Claw  Proboscidea parviflora

FennelFennel  Foeniculum vulgare

 
Toothace Plant
Toothache Plant  Spilanthes acmella

 

Red Butte Photo of the Day 4.September.2009

Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)
Dalmatian Toadflax

Dalmatian toadflax is a plant native to central Europe east to central Asia.  It was originally introduced into North America as an ornamental plant in the late 1800's and escaped cultivation and became invasive by the 1920's.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 3.September.2009

Wavyleaf Thistle (Cirsium undulatum)
Wavyleaf Thistle

Red Butte Photo of the Day 2.September.2009

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Oats

 

The drooping seed heads hang in clusters from slightly arching stems atop an upright clump of bamboo-like foliage. Its green leaves turn
copper in fall and the seed heads emerge green but turn purplish bronze
by late summer then dry to a straw color.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 1.September.2009

Bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice')
Bluebeard

This compact cultivar produces dark purple-blue flowers that open the earliest out of all the Bluebeard cultivars. The flowers open late in the year on new growth.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 31.August.2009

Pink Delight Butterfly Bush

(Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'

Buddleja

End of August Blooms

Look for these beauties as you stroll through the garden.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 28.August.2009

Cliffrose (Purshia mexicana)
Cliffrose

This large, native cousin to Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) grows 3-12 feet high and sometimes becomes tree-like in the wild.

It's evergreen foliage and pale yellow flowers are pleasantly fragrant. Feathery seed heads cover the plant after flowering is through.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 27.August.2009

Pariette Cactus (Sclerocactus brevispinus)
Sclerocactus
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