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Wildflowers II

Yellow bells (Fritillaria pudica) are one of my favorite spring wildflowers. This member of the lily family sprouts from a bulblike corm (thickened underground stem) surrounded by tiny bulblets that resemble rice. The species name, pudica, derives from a Latin … Continue reading

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Another common plant of open sites (grassy meadows, slopes and rocky areas) which are composed of dry, sandy and gravelly soil, is brodiaea (Brodiaea douglasii). About 16 native species of this lily family member are found in the West. The nomenclature of brodiaea … Continue reading

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