The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Wildflowers - Part I

We've been off traveling in our RV for much of the past month.  Most of that traveling was to see some of the spring wildflowers brought by this El Niño winter.  I now have a backlog of images taken over this period.  I plan to make several posts to this blog over the next several days, each with a number of these images.

On March 14th, we took an early scouting trip to a favorite  local wildflower area, Figueroa Mountain.  Figueroa Mountain is well known for its yearly wildflower displays.  Even though we knew it was early in the local mountains, we did find several species already blooming.

Johnny Jump Up, California Golden Violet or Yellow Pansy
(Viola pedunculata)

California Poppy
(Eschscholzia californica)
Padre's Shootingstar
(Dodecatheon clevelandii)

Yellow Pincushion
(Chaenactis glabriuscula) 

Wild Onion
(Allium fimbriatum) 

Blue Dicks or Wild Hyacynth
(Dichelostemma capitatum)

Many of the hillsides had nice patches of Lupines,
and many of the oaks were putting out new leaves.


1 comment:

  1. FINALLY! I was about to bust a gut waiting to see what jumped out of your camera! More! More! Bravo! Bravo!