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Colorado Pinyon - Sunrise, White Pocket Pinyon at sunrise amongst the petrified whorls and swirls of White Pocket Arizona,Colorado Pinyon,Pinus edulis,Vermilion Cliffs,White Pocket Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Colorado Pinyon - Sunrise, White Pocket

Pinyon at sunrise amongst the petrified whorls and swirls of White Pocket

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  1. Love it, such a dynamic scene! Do prefer to look at it when sober. Posted 9 months ago
    1. I think I can take it either way - it was so vivid. Posted 9 months ago
  2. Today's Facebook post:

    This lovely scene epitomizes the beauty of the southwestern United States! And, it features the incredible Colorado pinyon (Pinus edulis) -- a drought-resistant tree that is renowned for its edible seeds, pine nuts.

    Pine nuts are extensively harvested for consumption throughout their range. The seeds are dispersed naturally by the pinyon jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), who plucks them out of the cones. This is a crucial relationship because pine nuts are heavy, wingless seeds that can’t be spread by the wind. Therefore, their dispersal is dependent on birds, animals, and even humans. {Spotted in Arizona, USA by NattyOne} #JungleDragon #ColoradoPinyon #Pinusedulis #PineNut

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 8 months ago
  3. wow, what an incredible scenery! Posted 8 months ago
    1. It is phantasmagorical! Posted 8 months ago

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''Pinus edulis'', the Colorado pinyon, two-needle piñon, pinyon pine, or simply piñon, is a pine in the pinyon pine group whose ancestor was a member of the Madro-Tertiary GeofloraThis designation has as a part of it a term, 'Tertiary', that is now discouraged as a formal geochronological unit by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. and is native to the United States.

Similar species: Pinales
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Mar 3, 2021. Captured Jul 26, 2010 02:20.
  • DSLR-A300
  • f/7.1
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 22mm