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First Again

Each year we always look forward to seeing our “first” wildflower of the season. Depending on where and when we are out hiking, different plants are sighted first, however, spring whitlow grass (Draba verna) is often the “winner”. This year … Continue reading

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2019 Spring Wildflowers

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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

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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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