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Paper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tent Red cactus flower buds near my tentThumbnailsIt's 13h and I finally get started on today's hike to Tough Nut MineRed cactus flower buds near my tentThumbnailsIt's 13h and I finally get started on today's hike to Tough Nut MineRed cactus flower buds near my tentThumbnailsIt's 13h and I finally get started on today's hike to Tough Nut MineRed cactus flower buds near my tentThumbnailsIt's 13h and I finally get started on today's hike to Tough Nut MineRed cactus flower buds near my tentThumbnailsIt's 13h and I finally get started on today's hike to Tough Nut Mine

A lot of bees are buzzing around the flowers on this neato twiggy bush with almost no leaves. A tiny hummingbird flew up to it as well, but didn't linger, perhaps unable to get any nectar from the flowers.

Apparently the bark of this plant is photosynthetic.