• Double O Arch

    Arches

    National Park Utah

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RANUNCULACEAE

(Buttercup Family)
Clematis ligusticifolia

WHITE VIRGINS-BOWER

 


ROSACEAE

(Rose Family)
Purshia mexicana

CLIFFROSE

 
Purshia mexicana
    


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Castilleja linariifolia

LINEARLEAF PAINTBRUSH

 


SCROPHULARIACEAE
(Figwort Family)
Cordylanthus wrightii

WRIGHT'S BIRDSBEAK

 


SOLANACEAE

(Potato Family)
Datura wrightii

SACRED DATURA

 
Datura wrightii
    


TAMARICACEAE
(Tamarisk Family)
Tamarix chinensis

TAMARISK

 


ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
(Caltrop Family)
Tribulus terrestris


GOAT-HEAD (PUNCTURE VINE; CALTROP)

Did You Know?

Close up of biological soil crust

The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Arches and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...