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Skyrocket – Photo of the day July 4, 2012

I suppose it’s fitting to post a flower called a skyrocket on the 4th of July.

I had no idea of it’s name till after I was back editing images.

The flower is a biennial, with clusters of bright red, trumpet-shaped flowers on slender, often solitary stems up to 2-2 1/2 feet tall.  Typical of many plants pollinated by hummingbirds, which may explain why there are so many of them on the mountain.

Blooms June to September.

Story over at the Journal pages.

July 11, 2012 - 12:39 am aA - wow! de red looks perfect always! i have to admit, those flowers are american, i didnt see it here :))

July 18, 2012 - 10:16 pm Erin - Great shot for the 4th. Beautiful!

July 7, 2012 - 9:53 pm The Rain Gauge | Wanderings - [...] Larger image over at the photo blog. [...]

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