이런환상적인 꽃봉우리를 그동안 지나치고 있었다니??
I never seen this beautiful Joshua flowers
and spring Yucca flowers in my life
@ Red Rock Canyon Late Night trail
Joshua trees don't bloom every year.
But when they do bloom it is usually universal, synchronized and spectacular. Flower clusters (inflorescences), with many dozens of blossoms each in each cluster, are abundant
Wow~~as big as my head.
look alike a Wedding Bouquet!
Joshua trees typically grow more than 20 feet tall (6 meters).
They may take 60 years to come to maturity, and can live more than 500 years.
Desert regions above 5,000 feet may have plants blooming as late as June
The young fruit is edible
and may be sliced and seeded, then dried, or eaten fresh.
The seeds may be eaten raw or roasted.
The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers
who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century.
The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story
in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer