Whole plant on the south rim of Kilbourne Hole, 2/20/05.
Inflorescence on the south rim of Kilbourne Hole, 2/20/05.
A flower on the south rim of Kilbourne Hole, 2/20/05. This coloration is fairly typical, though often plants lack the pinkish hue on the sepals.
A flower on the east side of the Franklin Mts., 3/12/05. This red form is much less common. Apart from the Franklin Mts., I've seen this form on the west edge of Crow Flats along the escarpment of Otero Mesa, just north of the Texas border.
A flower in the Cedar Hills, 18 Feb 2007, showing the yellow extreme of coloration.
Plant habit in the Cedar Hills, 18 Feb 2007.
Flowers in the Goodsight Mountains, 24 Feb 2007. These are the palest I have seen.
Flowers at the Carrizozo Malpais, 2 Apr 2007.