Many of our native wildflowers are quite small so you need to pay close attention when hiking in forests or on bluffs. Here are a few that are currently blooming.
Milkmaids, Cardamine californica, a member of the mustard family.
And Hooker's Fairybells, Disporum hookeri, a member of the lily family. The flowers shyly hid underneath this plant's leaves.
Slink Pod, aka Fetid Adder's Tongue, Scoliopus bigelovii, also a member of the lily family.
All of these and more are blooming now, though the Slink Pod bloom may be over. I will share more of our coastal wildflowers soon.
The first two photos were taken by Amy Ruegg and the last was taken by Craig Tooley. I thank them for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com