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red rock ment
Dear Friends, this ten-petal mentzelia is growing out of the red rock in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, locally the red rock is called scoria, but the real term is porcelainite (sp) , made from clay layers being baked by a burning coal layer, if you drop a piece on a hard surface it will ring like a china cup, hence another local name, clinker.   the white flower of the mentzelia is only present in late summer near sundown and before sunrise.   til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on December 7, 2015, in Badlands, Landscapes, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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