Since getting back home, I have been searching the Net, trying to find the identity of a plant which we found growing along a roadside. The leaves were thistle-like, but the flower was anything but. Yesterday evening, Malcolm took up the challenge too and within a short time, he had found it. Argemone ochroleuca is a member of the Poppy family and is sometimes called the Mexican Poppy as it is a native of Central America. Like many plants these days, it has become an invasive a nuisance species in many parts of the globe.
Cyperus capitatus) were springing up everywhere. Every bit as tough as they look, these little sedges were well suited to the desert conditions.