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Modified 6-Mar-15
Created 6-Mar-15
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Woodland wildflowers are at the peak of their bloom: shooting star, Fremont's star lily (!), buttercup, man-root. Trees and shrubs are putting out new leaves: valley oak, black oak, poison oak. I chose one of the few rainy (rain-ish?) days this spring to survey the landscape from the Escobar Gate, just out Road F to the lonely valley oak, then back via Trail 15. I hope the serpentine grassland wildflowers will bloom soon!
Storm Clouds from Escobar GateThe Road from Escobar GateLowland Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patalum)Lowland Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patalum)Lowland Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patalum)Yellow Anther of Lowland Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patalum)Lowland Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patalum)Wood Rush FlowersWood Rush Flowers (Closer)California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) FlowerCalifornia Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) FlowerCompetitionPoison Oak and Man-RootFlowers of California Man-Root (Marah fabacea)Flowers of California Man-Root (Marah fabacea)Fremont's Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii) in BloomFremont's Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii) in BloomFlower of Fremont's Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii)Mistletoe on Valley OakMistletoe on Valley Oak