Annual Plants

Annual Plants: The phantoms of the desert

Where do the colorful blooms of spring come from?

Script: Larry Venable, Benjamin T. Wilder, and Barbara Terkanian

Images (in order of appearance):

Spring bloom, Alfonso Gardea
Annual plants, Paul Mirocha
Larry Venable, Alberto Burquez
Winter annuals, Paul Mirocha
Pectocarya recurvata seeds, Cathie Pake
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of Pectocarya recurvata, Nick Roalofs
SEM image of Bowlesia incana, Nick Roalofs
SEM image of Cryptantha barbata, Nick Roalofs
Sonoran Desert near Needles, CA, December 2003, Mark Dimmit
Ursula Basinger taking data, Paul Mirocha
Ursula Basinger taking data, Paul Mirocha
SEM image of Phacelia crenulata, Nick Roalofs
SEM image of Cryptantha micrantha, Nick Roalofs
SEM image of Lapula redowski, Nick Roalofs
Delphinium, Paul Mirocha
Annual plants, Paul Mirocha
Amsinckia, Paul Mirocha
Pectocarya recurvata adult, Jonathan Horst
Sonoran Desert near Needles, CA, December 2003, Mark Dimmit
Sonoran Desert near Needles, CA, with Geraea canescens, April 18, 1998, Mark Dimmit