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Lots of purple salvia dorrii flowers in this area The proud deed of pumping water completed, I begin my walk back down Cottonwood Canyon and toward Butcher Knife CanyonThumbnailsI leave the road and begin hiking cross-country to the Butcher Knife Canyon area, about a mile awayThe proud deed of pumping water completed, I begin my walk back down Cottonwood Canyon and toward Butcher Knife CanyonThumbnailsI leave the road and begin hiking cross-country to the Butcher Knife Canyon area, about a mile awayThe proud deed of pumping water completed, I begin my walk back down Cottonwood Canyon and toward Butcher Knife CanyonThumbnailsI leave the road and begin hiking cross-country to the Butcher Knife Canyon area, about a mile awayThe proud deed of pumping water completed, I begin my walk back down Cottonwood Canyon and toward Butcher Knife CanyonThumbnailsI leave the road and begin hiking cross-country to the Butcher Knife Canyon area, about a mile awayThe proud deed of pumping water completed, I begin my walk back down Cottonwood Canyon and toward Butcher Knife CanyonThumbnailsI leave the road and begin hiking cross-country to the Butcher Knife Canyon area, about a mile away

These sage flowers are especially striking when they occur next to yellow encelia flowers or orange desert-mallow flowers. Of course, they're always super-fragrant.