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Dimensions2769 x 4500
Original file size35.7 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken14-Aug-10 11:34
Date modified4-Jan-16 15:22
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/2500 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
New Mexican Checkermallow

New Mexican Checkermallow

This slim, handsome species is distinguished by its deep or pale, pink to purple flowers, its silky-hairy leaf surfaces, and the waxy blue-gray bloom usually found on its stem and leaves.
Habit: native perennial subshrub or herb; usually single stemmed.
Height: 1-3 ft (0.3-1 m).
Leaf: basal, round, scalloped, 5-9 lobed; on stem, alternate, round, scalloped, deeply palmately divided into 3-5 sections, becoming ever more deeply divided above; both 1.5-6 in (4-15 cm) long and wide.
Flower: 5-parted, purple to mauve to pink, 1-1.5 in (2.5-4 cm) wide; petals often prominently veined, edges smooth to wavy to notched; singly in leaf axil, forming crowded terminal spike blooming from the base up.
Fruit: 5- to 9-parted, up to 1/8 inch long, tipped with a hairy beak.