Monday, November 30, 2009

The Magical Land of Az

A few findings from our explorations in the West Clear Creek drainage, near Camp Verde, Arizona.

An idyllic pool along West Clear Creek.

Soaptree Yucca, or Yucca elata
The prevalent narrow-leaf yucca of central Arizona.

Arizona Sycamore, or Platanus wrightii

Red Mahonia, or Mahonia haematocarpa
Framed by the colorful bark of an Arizona Sycamore.

Exposed, stream-side Sycamore root system.

Fremont Cottonwood, or Populus fremontii

Unusually convoluted bark of a Netleaf Hackberry, or Celtus reticulata

Lurking in the deep, dark recesses below the Mogollon Rim.

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