Botany Society Field Trip Explores Plum Canyon

Cylindropuntia ganderi ; Ganders Cholla

Cylindropuntia ganderi; Ganders Cholla

Echinocereus engelmanii ; Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus engelmanii; Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus

The Botany Society Study Group left the confines of the District Classroom for an exploration of the wildflowers in Plum Canyon. The cactus are coming into bloom in Plum Canyon and at least 4 species can be viewed: Ganders Cholla, Beavertail, Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus, and Fishhook Cactus. 

Other wildflowers dot the canyon including yellow, orange, red, and even purple ones.