This is our entry for Week 1: Five. It's a Desert Five Spot (Jepson), photographed near our land in Joshua Tree National Park.
I simply admire them for their beauty, delicacy, improbable environment, vigor, and design.
My son wants to know, "Why does it have curved lines on [the petals]?"
Asked this question, my husband tells us these striations are nectar guides for pollinators. I immediately want to return with a black (ultraviolet) light. Assuming they remain open at night...
Alas, these beauties were photographed on 20190325.
Looking forward to posting more in this challenge! (challenge website)