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AW #63: Plants and Rocks, Or Rocks and Plants

Posted on the 04 December 2013 by Hollis

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Photos courtesy Arthur Kruckeberg and Dan Poelma.

I’m hosting December’s Berry Go Round, a carnival for plant bloggers.  In my solicitation for posts I tried to encourage geo-bloggers to participate, as botany and geology often interact or are linked in some way.  Then I noticed that the Accretionary Wedge #63 geo-carnival was host-less.  I thought ... why not both?  My topic, Plants and Rocks or vice versa, was accepted making this the Bargain of the Year!  You can submit your AW contribution to the December BGR too.
To submit a post to the Accretionary Wedge, provide a link in a Comment below or tweet to @plantsandrocks.  To join the December BGR, see the solicitation post for details.

Plants on Rocks 1

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Cary's beardtongue grows only on calcareous sites in the Bighorn Mountains.  Photo by Andrew Kratz.

Plants on Rocks 2

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Grassland - forest mosaic determined by bedrock; Devils Tower, Wyoming.

Rocks from Plants 1

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Petrified Miocene logs, eastern Washington.

Rocks from Plants 2

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Mining the remains of sub-tropical trees in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming.

Plants and rocks make lovely photos ...

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Laramie columbine on Laramie granite.

... as do rocks and plants.

AW #63: Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants

Precambrian stromatolites decorated with alpine wildflowers.


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