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Spring's Contradictions, Devastating and Beautiful

Credit: NPS, Michael Quinn
Spring's arrival, both beautiful and terrifying, begin our choices this week.

Pictured here, the first flowers are beginning to appear along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Two of the first flowers are Fendler's pennycress or wild candytuft (Noccaea montana) and dwarf lousewort or wood-betony (Pedicularis centranthera), seen in the image above at left and right, respectively.

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