Big Bend Flora 11.9.22

Ipomopsis aggregata  – Scarlet Gilia

Another beautiful red-flowered perennial blooming in the Chisos Mountains is the Ipomopsis aggregata. I found this little gem along the Lost Mine Trail – a popular 5-mile out and back trail near the Chisos Basin. It’s one of my favorite hikes in the park due to the spectacular views and the diversity of plant material encountered along the way. At the terminus of the trail high above Juniper Canyon, you can see for miles across the desert floor below.

Lost Mine Trail View
Looking east from the Lost Mine Trail
Gorgeous and peaceful looking out over the rugged peaks and valleys of the Big Bend landscape!

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