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Buckwheat flowers pop out between dark rocks that absorb the hot sun in Saddle Horse Canyon Paper-flower bush (Psilostrophe cooperi) in Saddle Horse CanyonThumbnailsThe 2005 brush fires passed through Saddle Horse Canyon, but a few juniper trees survivedPaper-flower bush (Psilostrophe cooperi) in Saddle Horse CanyonThumbnailsThe 2005 brush fires passed through Saddle Horse Canyon, but a few juniper trees survivedPaper-flower bush (Psilostrophe cooperi) in Saddle Horse CanyonThumbnailsThe 2005 brush fires passed through Saddle Horse Canyon, but a few juniper trees survivedPaper-flower bush (Psilostrophe cooperi) in Saddle Horse CanyonThumbnailsThe 2005 brush fires passed through Saddle Horse Canyon, but a few juniper trees survivedPaper-flower bush (Psilostrophe cooperi) in Saddle Horse CanyonThumbnailsThe 2005 brush fires passed through Saddle Horse Canyon, but a few juniper trees survived

These plants seem to love getting fried in the sun! Rocks like these often become hot to the touch during the hotter season.