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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
One of the earliest spring wildflowers in soggy sagebrush flats is Beckwith’s violet (Viola beckwithii). This lavender and purple violet is characterized by its divided leaves that look fern-like. These Beckwith’s violets were growing near County Road 91 north of … Continue reading
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Living at 4,200 feet altitude (Modoc County CA), our spring wildflowers are late to blossom. Only buttercups, violets and dagger pod (Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides) are currently flowering on our ranch. When Leonard reported that he saw some violets with maroon and lilac … Continue reading