Yesterday while exploring for an old mine, I happened through the wash where I dug up the Desert Holly as mentioned in the previous post. This miniature valley contains what I would call a colony of Desert Holly. While taking a rest and drinking some water I noticed that a near by plant had different flowers than a plant I had photographed the day before. At first I was puzzled, then a light when on in my brain, and I remembered reading something about male and female flowers and how they are on separate plants. I started looking around, and sure enough some plants had one type of flower and other plants had a different type of flower. So here we have a situation where plants with male flowers, and other plants with female flowers are all in close proximity, which probably assures fertilization, and thus a colony.