Joshua Tree Blossom

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  1. abraxas

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    Oh.

    This is what they look like?

    Will they open?

    Could this photo be a bit on the dark side... not as in darkside but ... dark?
     
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    They open up quite a bit and look considerably different once they do. First they go white, then kind of a steely-green, then white again and into pods. When they turn white, that's the time to eat the blossoms. I like to roast them and add sea salt although they are sort of tasty raw.

    I didn't want to go any lighter, the sunlight on the blades/petals kept blowing out. I liked the subtle-deepness of the colors.

    This page has a somewhat obscured shot of the next stage-
    http://mojavedesert.net/trees/yucca-brevifolia/seasonal.html

    And the pod stage-
    http://mojavedesert.net/trees/yucca-brevifolia/regeneration.html

    Maybe I'll get out to get some different stage shots today. Had to cancel my camping trip. :grumpy:
     
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    How big is this blossom? I get the impression it's rather large. And thanks for including the info on its various colours (and edibility!) once open.
     
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    About 9 inches long, maybe 5-6 inches in diameter. Most folks don't eat the blossoms, or know they are edible. I think this is what gives me my 'edge.'
     
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    That's one big blossom!!
     

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