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Narrowleaf Four O'Clock near Oak Creek.  We’ve had a wildflower season this year (2020) around Sedona that has been unusually bounteous and long-lasting, and in fact was still in progress (though fading) in mid-June after about three months.  The species in bloom have progressed over that time, but the late-bloomers are still afoot (and sometimes under foot as well).  And I’ve seen varieties this year that I’ve never noticed previously.<br />
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This Narrowleaf Four O’Clock is one auspicious example.  I found a small patch of them near the Templeton trail, in the Coconino National Forest shortly after a June sunrise.<br />
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Image ©2020 James D. Peterson