Wildflower Report: March 28, 2010
Bear Valley

The earliest tidy tips and California poppies are in flower in Bear Valley; there are many more to come. Sacramento Valley buttercups are flowering abundantly in the wetlands. Clustered field sedge, which has male and female plants, is also in flower in the wetlands (grasses and sedges lack petals, but do have flowers). Though not so abundant, purple owl’s clover and bicolored lupine are flowering with the creamcups, bird’s eye gilias, and goldfields on the gravelly soils. Purple owl’s clover will become more abundant in the next month.

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Sacramento Valley buttercup, Ranunculus canus

 

Purple owl’s clover, Castilleja exserta (left);
Bird’s eye gilia, Gillia tricolor, and California goldfields, Lasthenia californica (right)

 

Clustered field sedge, Carex praegracilis

 

Jewel flower, Streptanthus glandulosus

 


Bird’s eye gilia, Gillia tricolor, and creamcups, Platystemon californicus

 

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