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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blooms at Grand Canyon


New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana, from the Legume Family is blooming on the North Rim. The flowers smell very sweet, but don’t get too close as this shrub or small tree is covered with spines.

The Native Americans that lived here 1,000 years ago ate the raw flowers; however the seeds, bark and root are toxic to humans.
If I hadn't been with visitors on a Nature Walk today I would have sampled the flowers. Let you know later how they taste.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Those are beautiful. Where is that tree located? And don't get sick eating them...

Janie said...

I've seen the trees, but I've never seen their blooms. They're beautiful! I'll be interested to hear how they taste.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! Now you sound just like me Gaelyn .... I also always have to taste things. :) Some of them have been pretty awful!! LOL!!

We have one here which has these pretty yellow flowers on but its stem is also covered in fine thorns.

Jazz said...

Pretty! Just make sure you don't eat the wrong part.

E. Michelle said...

Beautiful tree! I can't wait to hear what the flowers taste like. Probably pretty darn good.

Sally in WA said...

These are beautiful blooms. You've captured them wonderfully!

Diane C. said...

I love all the different shades of pink, I bet they smell great too. Gorgeous photos!

dAwN said...

Gorgeous blooms! Oh ..please do tell how they taste! I love eating wild foods!

Quiet Paths said...

They certainly have a full blossoms! What an neat idea that you can just munch down on these! I hope they don't taste like chicken...

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