How Hot is It in the Okanagan?

So hot that the native vegetation has abandoned summer, to wait it out until spring.

Arrow-leafed Balsam Root Hunkering Down

It’s nice to think of this ancestor as a beautiful springtime sunflower.

Truth is, it wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for burying itself into the ground during extreme heat, and having the ability to do that. So which is the real being? This?

Or this, a few weeks before?

Survival is not just about reproduction.

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