The Torry Yucca was in vivid bloom last week in the Arizona desert near Sedona. The bloom is about 2 feet tall. This species was named for John Torrey (1796-1873), the Columbia University botanist, who designated this yucca as a new variety in 1859.
After resting and catching up at home we’re off to Northern Arizona’s Painted Desert. There are so many colors and textures it will be very difficult choosing which ones to post. This is far from one of the dramatic ones but it will give you a sense of what’s to come.