Grasses of the Hanging Gardens
Another wet site species found in Zion is the common reed (Phragmites australis). Although plume-like flower heads adorn the top of 10 feet tall stems, common reed often reproduces vegetatively from its spreading roots. Look for it on the Watchman Trail, where it forms dense stands in the wet seep the trails goes through.
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California Condors, which were released in Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona, in the late 1990's, are increasingly being sighted in Zion National Park. More...