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Desert velvet How do you survive the desert heat? This is how. Also known as turtleback, in the sunflower family, common in Death Valley and the Lake Mead regions of the Mojave Desert. Psathyrotes ramosissima Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Desert velvet

How do you survive the desert heat? This is how. Also known as turtleback, in the sunflower family, common in Death Valley and the Lake Mead regions of the Mojave Desert.

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''Psathyrotes ramosissima'' is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name velvet turtleback, or turtleback. It is native to the southwestern United States where it grows in desert scrub habitat.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by erinmoore
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By erinmoore

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Uploaded Feb 15, 2021. Captured Apr 1, 2017 17:36.
  • PENTAX K-7
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm