Monday, August 25, 2008


Calyptridium umbellatum

Purslane Family
The pink clusters of flowers resemble the upturned paw of a cat. Th 2 to 10 inch stems radiate from a rosette of bright green leaves. The flowering heads stand up during the day and return to the ground at night. Flowers from May to August. The seeds are favorite of chipmunks.

Tioga Pass Road, Yosemite National Park
July 2008

Updated to show how the flowers and plant look on September 20, 2008
Hiking to Taft Point off Glacier Point Road
Flowers were yellowish gold in color

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