Wight’s Paintbrush, a beautiful early bloomer

Debra Mundt was enjoying hiking at Hearn Gulch when she came across an early blooming wildflower. Wight's Paintbrush, Castilleja wightii, is a perennial herb. It is a California native and is only found in California. I thank Debra for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

To see a photo of the rare Mendocino Coast Indian Paintbrush, here's the link: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2011/07/29/two-more-rare-wildflowers-found-at-ten-mile-dunes-by-peter-baye/

The Mendonoma Coast is experiencing a very wet storm today. The creek that runs through our property is doing its best imitation of a mighty river. After this series of storms is over wildflowers will burst into bloom on coastal bluffs. Hearn Gulch is a spot I'm definitely going to visit in the weeks to come.

To learn more about Hearn Gulch, here's a link to a previous post on this site: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2012/01/06/ive-just-fallen-in-love-with-hearn-gulch/