Category Archives: Wildflowers

Desert Chicory

Desert chicory (Rafinesquia neomexicana) is a native annual growing in sandy or gravelly flats and slopes in deserts between 3,500 and 7,000 feet. It can be found in Southeastern California and Southern Utah south to Northern Mexico. Also commonly called … Continue reading

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Siskiyou Wakerobin

Siskiyou wakerobin (Pseudotrillium rivale) was originally known as Trillium rivale. In 2002 it was assigned to the monotypic genus, Pseudotrillium, based on the molecular and morphological work of Susan B Farmer. The genus name means false Trillium – from the … Continue reading

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Yellow Pepperweed

In March while exploring near Eagle Mountain between Death Valley Junction and Shoshone CA Leonard and I came across a small patch of yellow pepperweed (Lepidium flavum). This native annual, in a good year, can blanket the ground. This year … Continue reading

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Silvercrown (Cacaliopsis nardosmia) is a native perennial found in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California. This member of the Aster Family (Asteraceae) grows in well-drained meadows and open pine and oak forests between about 650 and 7,000 feet, often in … Continue reading

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Pinnate Tansymustard

Pinnate tansymustard (Descurainia pinnata) is found throughout all of North America. This native annual (or winter biennial) grows in sunny disturbed sites with poor soil up to about 8,000 feet. Variable in appearance, there are as many as ten subspecies. … Continue reading

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