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I take note of this light-pink Mojave Desert native thistle: Cirsium neomexicanum Some larger desert sage bushes (probably Salvia dorrii) are also blooming in this washThumbnailsI check my GPS again and begin the climb into the McCullough Mountains, straight up this hillSome larger desert sage bushes (probably Salvia dorrii) are also blooming in this washThumbnailsI check my GPS again and begin the climb into the McCullough Mountains, straight up this hillSome larger desert sage bushes (probably Salvia dorrii) are also blooming in this washThumbnailsI check my GPS again and begin the climb into the McCullough Mountains, straight up this hillSome larger desert sage bushes (probably Salvia dorrii) are also blooming in this washThumbnailsI check my GPS again and begin the climb into the McCullough Mountains, straight up this hillSome larger desert sage bushes (probably Salvia dorrii) are also blooming in this washThumbnailsI check my GPS again and begin the climb into the McCullough Mountains, straight up this hill

These flowers are most commonly white in the parts of the Mojave Desert that I visit, but I understand that the pink variety is more common in other areas. This plant is not a nuisance weed like the non-native thistles.