Wildflowers IV

Hesperochiron

Hesperochiron

A low, spreading wildflower, hesperochiron (Hesperochiron pumilus) is often overlooked because of its short flowering time in the very early spring. Superficially it resembles a strawberry and is thus sometimes called a “false strawberry”. Hesperochiron occurs in moist sites throughout the sagebrush steppe. These specimens were photographed near  Ash Creek (Lassen County CA).

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