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    Arches

    National Park Utah

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January Flowers

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FABACEAE

(Pea Family)
Astragalus amphioxys

CRESCENT MILKVETCH

 


FABACEAE

(Pea Family)
Astragalus desperatus

RIMROCK MILKVETCH

 
Astragalus desperatus
    


GERANIACEAE

(Geranium Family)
Erodium cicutarium

STORKSBILL

 

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...