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First Spring Wildflowers

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Each spring Leonard and I enjoy searching for the first wildflowers of the season. The “winner”, of course, depends on where and when we are hiking – definitely not a scientific determination. Often a buttercup, violet or cutleaf cinquefoil is … Continue reading

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First Flower Sighting

Each spring Leonard and I search for the first wildflower of the year. Usually a violet or a buttercup wins the prize. This year spring whitlow grass (Draba verna) along the shore of Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) was our … Continue reading

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Draba verna

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Draba verna  (spring whitlow grass) is a small introduced flower that is currently blooming in profusion in open, disturbed sites. The flowers have four, white, deeply divided petals arranged in a terminal cluster that elongates with age. The leaves are … Continue reading

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Spring Whitlow Grass

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While watching an osprey nest I noticed the ground around me was covered with spring whitlow grass (Draba verna). One of the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring, whitlow grass is also called common draba, nailwort and shad flower. Another scientific name for … Continue reading

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