Wildflowers near the Black Hills, Arizona
This large prairie-like area on the Prescott National Forest is east of I-17 and
west of the Black Hills (roughly 15 miles southwest of Camp Verde). Dry Creek, which
is truly dry, runs basically north-south right past the spots where these photos were taken
(this is not the same Dry Creek that's near Sedona). The region gets almost no attention, for
most people would not consider the place glamorous enough to visit. However, the grassy,
gently-rolling hills are home to deer, antelope and in the spring some pretty amazing
wildflowers. I believe the lavender-colored plants are Crossflowers, also called Blue
Mustard or Purple Mustard. Some sort of small yellow flowers also grow in large
patches throughout the region although I have not yet identified them.


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