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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 … Continue reading
Tagged Beckwith's violet, California hesperochiron, Crocidium multicaule, Draba verna, Fritillaria pudica, Hesperochiron californicus, natural history, Phlox diffusa, spreading phlox, spring gold, spring whitlow grass, Viola beckwithii, yellow bell
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
Depending on the rainfall, temperature and a host of other parameters, the landscape is different each spring when Leonard and I return to some of our favorite haunts. Due to recent rains, the early blossoms on one of my favorite … Continue reading
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One of our earliest spring wildflowers is the yellow bell (Fritillaris pudica), a member of the lily family. Growing in open areas of the Great Basin, yellow bells are small plants rarely reaching a foot in height. I usually think of them … Continue reading