Like the emperor’s robes tinted with hues so magical as to be unreal, nature loves to swaddle itself with rapturous shades of purple.
Long has it been the color of royalty and a sign of passion, symbolic of sensuality, mystery and wisdom. Earth wears it well.
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 Sensitive brier (a.k.a catclaw brier, sensitive vine littleleaf mimosa, native mimosa; Mimosa nuttallii, or sometimes Mimosa microphylla)
 Showy evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
 Desert false indigo (a.k.a. false indigo, indigobush or lead plant; Amorpha fruticosa)