Friday, March 19, 2010

Plants of the Paunsaugunt Plateau

Bryce Canyon represents the quickly eroding east side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau (pronounced "PAWN-suh-gant"). This harsh environment results in a cornucopia of fascinating plant life.

700-year old Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in the Wall Street section of the Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Windswept Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata).

Utah Juniper (Juniperus utahensis) and a twisty Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) intermingle.

Bonzai Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Manzanita (Arcostaphylos patula)

Beauty in the Plant Afterlife.

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