Anza-Borrego is one of the lesser known of California’s State parks. It lies in the eastern part of San Diego County extending down to the border with Mexico.
It is, however, well know to enthusiasts of desert wild flowers. I am certainly no botanist or horticulturalist, I can’t always identify the plants I see, but I find it interesting to observe how things grow in the desert.
When I walked through the campground I noticed that there were islands of vegetation. Smaller plants grouped under the larger shrubs and often two or three of the shrubs would be grouped together. The smaller plants seemed to be hiding in the shade of the larger or perhaps the grouping trapped more water.
These are some of the shrubs anchoring the islands.
If someone knows what this plant is I’d love to know, I couldn’t find it in any of my books.
Here are some of the smaller plant living in their shadow.
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