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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Hiking the Mountains => Topic started by: Imre on February 28, 2019, 11:06:24 PM

Title: ID help requested
Post by: Imre on February 28, 2019, 11:06:24 PM
Would someone please identify the red flowering plant in this photograph? During wet years these are quite abundant in parts of Boot Canyon.
Many thanks,
Imre
Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: jim2 on March 01, 2019, 07:44:52 AM
Looks like Salvia Regla, recently out of bloom, what looks like flowers are the bracts, left over after the flowers have dropped.
Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: alan in shreveport on March 01, 2019, 10:32:27 AM
Would someone please identify the red flowering plant in this photograph? During wet years these are quite abundant in parts of Boot Canyon.
Many thanks,
Imre


Not sure about the red one but the yellow one looks like a Wilsons Warbler !
Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: House Made of Dawn on March 01, 2019, 12:16:54 PM
Looks like Salvia Regla, recently out of bloom, what looks like flowers are the bracts, left over after the flowers have dropped.

Good one, Jim! I almost guessed Salvia. I thought these were probably bracts, but I kept looking for the rest of the bloom.


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Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: Imre on March 01, 2019, 01:23:16 PM
Alan: you don't have to guess. It's in the file name.  :icon_smile:
Jim: Thank you! As often as I have been to the Chisos, I should have known that.  :eusa_doh:
Interestingly, according to the Wikipedia entry, outside of Mexico Salvia regla is native only to the Chisos. Is it just coincidence that's a common characteristic with a certain warbler?
Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: Flash on March 01, 2019, 02:37:04 PM
Would someone please identify the red flowering plant in this photograph? During wet years these are quite abundant in parts of Boot Canyon.
Many thanks,
Imre


Not sure about the red one but the yellow one looks like a Wilsons Warbler !

Wilson as in Homer or someone else?  :eusa_think:
Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: Imre on March 01, 2019, 02:44:05 PM
Alexander Wilson:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Wilson_(ornithologist)
Title: Re: ID help requested
Post by: House Made of Dawn on March 01, 2019, 09:11:22 PM
Wilson, as in drawn and quarterly. (Sorry, folks: thatís a really bad ornithologistsí pun.)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wilson_Journal_of_Ornithology


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