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Red Butte Photo of the Day 15.September.2009

Rabbitbrush

Rubber Rabbitbrush      Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Rubber rabbitbrush can be found growing throughout the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, Sonoran Desert and from lowlands to sub-alpine zones.  It grows in sunny, open locations in a variety of habitats such as moist drainage, dry deserts, plains and mountains.  It is very common to find on disturbed land. Dense stands of rubber rabbitbrush usually indicate poor range management.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 14.September.2009

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon Pine       Pinus edulis

Pinyon pine is a widely distributed tree that grows throughout the Intermountain region of North America.  It is sometimes called the Colorado Pinyon.

In the wild it grows very slowly, and trees with a trunk diameter of 6 to 8 inches can be over a hundred years old. Pinyon's typically grow in either pure stands or mixed with Utah juniper.

Utah Natives

Take a look at these cool Utah natives...

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon Pine        Pinus edulis

Skunk Brush

Skunkbush Sumac        Rhus aromatica var. trilobata

Rubber Rabbitbrush

Red Butte Photo of the Day 11.September.2009

Toothache Plant

Toothache Plant       Spilanthes acmella

Toothache plant is a flowering herb in the Asteraceae or sunflower family.  It is also known as Paracress or Akarkara.  It is native to tropical regions of South America and is grown as an ornamental or medicinal plant in many parts of the world.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 10.September.2009

Fennel

Fennel       Foeniculum vulgare

The fragrant, graceful greenery of this herb can be used as a garnish or snipped like dill and used for a last minute flavor enhancer.  The flavor of fennel is sweeter and more delicate than anis and, when cooked becomes even lighter and more elusive than in its raw state.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 9.September.2009

Devil's Claw

Devil's Claw       Proboscidea parviflora

Devil's Claw is native to the southwest region of the United states, and can be found growing in Utah's southern most counties.

This annual plant grows to about 2 or 3 feet tall and does best when it is planted in hot, humid weather with warm summer nights.  It is very drought tolerant and sun loving.

A Little Bit of Herb......Garden.

See if you can find these amazing plants in the Herb Garden...

Devil's Claw

Devil's Claw  Proboscidea parviflora

Fennel

Fennel  Foeniculum vulgare

Toothace Plant

Toothache Plant  Spilanthes acmella

Red Butte Photo of the Day 4.September.2009

Dalmatian Toadflax

Dalmatian Toadflax       Linaria dalmatica

Dalmatian toadflax is a plant native to central Europe east to central Asia.  It was originally introduced into North America as an ornamental plant in the late 1800's and escaped cultivation and became invasive by the 1920's.

The attractive flowers look like spurred yellow snapdragons and its blue-green stems grow to nearly four feet tall. It spreads by seeds and roots.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 3.September.2009

Wavyleaf Thistle

Wavyleaf Thistle       Cirsium undulatum

A native plant of Utah's foothills and rangeland, wavyleaf thistle should not be confused with the noxious Canada thistle that invades our farmland, gardens and disturbed areas.  This thistle is usually found growing on dry open soil from British Columbia to Texas and as high as 9,500 ft in elevation.

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