Plant Finds in Mill Creek Canyon, UT

Gosh, I love hiking. There are so many neat things you can see, if you keep your eyes open. I was on the Mt. Aire trail. It’s awesome!

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Not sure which moss this is, but if you look closely, you can see the operculum!

(This moss in the middle of its reproductive stage. The stalks growing out of the moss have capsules that contain spores.)

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Scarlet gilia – a bright, cheery, red wildflower.

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Black twinberry. Poisonous!

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Ninebark. Physocarpus malvaceus. Of the rose family.

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Sweet pea. Lathyrus latifolius. Fun fact: it’s a long-lived erosion control plant AND a legume.

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