Fortunately Terri Siegenthaler, Betsy Pfeil and Steve Williams
had previously found and flagged plants for us to enjoy. In the
course of the day we (actually only Terri) managed to add only
plant to those found the day before. These tiny cacti are not
easily spotted in the open rocky areas between the junipers and
shrubs. And since the sun did not make an appearance until mid
afternoon, flower buds did not open until late in the
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One area with flags had some 15 plants. Even with the flags
and red circles they aren't visible:
With no flags one can at least see where they might be
And even with flowers and some sun, they were hard to spot when we returned to the flagged area for pictures. There are only two plants among the short grass tufts in the photo below.
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