Spring is very late this year. Leonard and I are happy to finally be finding the earliest wildflowers beginning to bloom. I seem to be genetically hard-wired to photograph every species I find, even if I already have “hundreds” of photographs of that particular flower. I already discussed all these plants in detail, thus will not repeat myself and will instead give links to the previous posts. Some of the earliest flowers near our home this year include these photographed at Ash Creek Wildlife Area near Lookout CA (Modoc County):
Spring Gold (Crocidium multicaule) – 17 April 2017
Beckwith’s Violet (Viola beckwithii) – 24 March 2014
Spreading Phlox (Phlox diffusa) – 14 May 2012
Spring Whitlow Grass (Draba verna) – 20 April 2012
Yellow Bell (Fritillaria pudica) – 26 February 2012
California Hesperochiron (Hesperochiron californicus) – 28 July 2017
In my next post I will share a few more of our more common spring wildflowers.