New Mexico Wildflowers: Hydrangea Family

(Hydrangeaceae)

 

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 Cliff Fendlerbush (Fendlera rupicola)

When in bloom, Cliff Fendlerbush is quite showy. I wouldn't mind having one in my yard. Note the pink tinge to the buds. The mature petals are distinctive for being narrow where they attach, then flaring out.