Not-so-mellow yellow.

1. Purple pricklypear (Opuntia macrocentra).

2. Lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria).

3. Foothills palo verde (Parkinsonia microphylla).

4. Yellow columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha).

At the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona. Please click any photo in the set to enlarge. 

Petite sélection de sauges arbustives qui poussent dans le jardin.

Small selection of microphylla sage growing in the garden, different leaves shapes, colour and scent. A rewarding plant.

Salvia microphylla “Trenance”

Salvia microphylla “Le Pradet”

Salvia microphylla “Blue note”

Salvia microphylla “Dancing Dolls”

Salvia microphylla “Ribambelle”

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla “Violette de Loire”

Salvia lycioides

Salvia microphylla “Icing Sugar”

Salvia microphylla “Touch of pink”

Salvia microphylla var. “Wislizenii”

Salvia microphylla “Royal Bumble”


Early Morning Ramble: Scenes from a walk in Pima Canyon, in the South Mountain Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona. Please click any photo in the set for enlarged views.

1. Sunrise over Tempe.

2. Creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and buckhorn cholla cactus (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa).

3. Saguaro (Carnegia gigantea) and foothills paloverde (Parkinsonia microphylla) on the hillside.

4. Paloverde blossoms.

5. Hohokam petroglyph panel on the trailside.

6. Tamarisk (Tamarix sp., probably T. chinensis).

7. Pima wash.

Gleichenia microphylla at Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Gleichenia microphylla (R.Br.) : Coral Ferns - Scrambling Coral Fern - Umbrella Fern - Parasol Fern - Carrier tangle - Matua-rarauhe - Matuku - Tapuwae kotuku - Waewae kaka - Waewae kotuku and Waewae matuku.

Synonymes :
    - Pteris recurva (Desv.) Christenh. ;
    - Platyzoma recurvum Desv. ;
    - Mertensia microphylla (R. Br.) Kaulf. ;
    - Gleicheniastrum microphyllum (R. Br.) Presl ;
    - Gleicheniastrum lowei Nakai ;
    - Gleichenia semivestita E.J. Lowe ;
    - Gleichenia punctulata Col. ;
    - Gleichenia patens Col. ;
    - Gleichenia circinata var. microphylla (R. Br.) Maiden & Betche ;
    - Calymella microphylla (R. Br.) Presl.

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