Sacred Thorn-apple

Sacred Thorn-apple

The Lower Granite Creek Discovery Trail is part of the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, a restoration project near Watson Lake. We passed a deer that was alert to human activity while laying down under a tree. The common sunflowers in the foreground of Watson Lake would have created a picture postcard if the sky wasn’t gray. Some of the other wildflowers that we encountered included sacred thorn-apple, western yarrow, ivyleaf morning-glory, sweet four o’clock, small flowered globemallow, golden columbine, Russian knapweed, Arizona thistle, transpecos morning-glory, wild bergemot, broadleaf cattails, and common mullein. Mosquitoes took advantage of us but their sting was not long lasting. It was good to walk in the woods.

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