Apache plume: Fallugia paradoxa
A common shrub in New Mexico and in the southwest US, Apache Plume's white, apple blossom-like flowers add a nice bit of color to hillsides. As the season progresses, the pink-tinged feathery plumes are quite beautiful. The shrubs have many branches and range from 2 to 6 feet tall.
More information and pictures:
View of several Apache plume shrubs, Fallugia paradox in front of the backdrop of the Organ Mountains. Photographed on the Pine Tree Trail at Aguirre Springs on May 7th, 2005.
Closeup of a flower of the Apache plume shrub, Fallugia paradox. Photographed on the Pine Tree Trail at Aguirre Springs on May 7th, 2005.
Closeup of a seed head of the Apache plume shrub, Fallugia paradox. The seed heads are a feathery, pink-red in color. Photographed somewhere between Valley of the Fires and Capitan on August 20th, 2000.
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