Who knew?

In all the years I've been staring into creosote bushes, I never noticed that the leaves have hairs until I noticed them in these photos. The angle of the lighting made them stand out, especially at the lower left. The hairs are appressed and covered with the waxy leaf coating for which the shrub is famous, but scratching lightly at the surface, or soaking leaves in alcohol, will reveal the hairs.

Posted on December 20, 2021 05:06 PM by stevejones stevejones


Super cool! Thanks 😊

Posted by ezpixels over 1 year ago (Flag)

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