Wild flowers of June, along the Racecourse and Orilla Verde sections of Rio Grande river, near Taos, New Mexico
The flowering we most look forward to in this high-desert neck of the woods is the cholla cactus, with its red-violet flowers. Close to riverside is the aptly-named Showy Milkweed. It is showy and has a subtle, but fabulous, smell.
Q: Why is milkweed called that?
A: If you break a stem, a milky-white fluid is exuded.