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
Posted on December 7, 2015, in Badlands, Landscapes, Nature, photography and tagged badlands, Mentzelia, mjspringett, nature, North Dakota, north dakota badlands, photography, scoria. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.