Scenic USA - Utah
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Ron McEwan
This picturesque scene in Arches National Park reveals a rare view of an Indian paintbrush nestled among the park's signature sandstone fins. These clusters of colorful wildflowers once spread across the west, only to be uprooted by the plow. Averaging a foot in height, the clumps of showy annuals produce a flower surrounded by red-tipped spiky bracts. Indian paintbrush roots, semi-parasitic, attach to adjacent plants, absorbing nutrients and water from other plants. The Indian paintbrush plant has a reputation of being unpredictable and nearly impossible to transplant.
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