Digital-Desert : Mojave Desert Visit us on Facebook -- Desert Gazette -- Desert Link
Introduction:: Nature:: Map:: Points of Interest:: Roads & Trails:: People & History:: Ghosts & Gold:: Communities:: BLOG:: :?:: glossary
Joshua Tree National Park > Nature Trail > Indian Cove

Paperbag Bush

(Salazaria Mexicana)

Much of the year, it is easy to identify this shrub by the paperbag-like seedpods dangling from its brittle branches. Antelope ground squirrels sometimes climb in the branches, collect seeds in their cheek pouches, and store them in burrows for later eating. Desert winds easily scatter the brown inflated seedpods.

< Previous - Next >


Paperbag bush seed pods

click the photo to continue

Paperbag bush
Introduction:: Nature:: Map:: Points of Interest:: Roads & Trails:: People & History:: Ghosts & Gold:: Communities:: BLOG:: :?:: glossary
Country Life Realty
Wrightwood, Ca.
Mountain Hardware
Wrightwood, Ca.
Canyon Cartography
DesertLink
Links to Desert Museums

Grizzly Cafe
Family Dining


Custom Search

Abraxas Engineering
privacy
Copyright ©Walter Feller. All rights reserved.