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More 2019 Spring Wildflowers

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Leonard and I have several areas on our ranch (near Lookout CA – Modoc County) that we leave as untouched wildlife areas. These wildflowers are some of the earliest that bloom in those protected areas on our property. As in … Continue reading

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Wildflowers III

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Daggerpod (Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides) occurs in the high plains and sagebrush country of eastern Washington and Oregon, adjacent Idaho, Nevada and Northeastern California. The pink flowers bloom in the early spring atop leafless, reddish stems that spread outward to form a … Continue reading

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Feeding Western White

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It remains quite cold here in Big Valley (Modoc County CA) and only a very few wildflowers are blooming. Yet on sunny afternoons many “white butterflies” can be seen flitting about. What are these butterflies doing so early in the … Continue reading

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Dagger Pod

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Another very early spring wildflower – the dagger pod (Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides). A perennial member of the mustard family the dagger pod occurs in the high plains and open forests of the Great Basin. The thick, woody rootcrown, comprised of grayish, … Continue reading

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