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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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Wildflowers II

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

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Fritillaria pudica

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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Yellow Bell

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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

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