POTD: Ubehebe #4

Ubehebe #4
Death Valley National Park, California
2017

Gaining a foothold for plant growth in the loose cinders at Ubehebe isn’t hard, finding nutrients is something else. Creosote bushes like this one are the largest plants there and they grow only a fraction of the size they do in more fertile ground. Even then many of them seem to hover between life and death.