Lechugilla (Agave lechugilla) plants growing in thin soils trapped in small depressions on an other-
wise barren limestone in the Guadalupe Mountains, Texas-New Mexico. Perfectly designed to
reach just above the geologist's boot, this plant is a great obstacle to field work in the area.

© Peter Scholle, 1999


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