Tag Archives: wildflowers

Douglas Iris are in bloom, as photograph by Rozann Grunig.

And Hound's Tongue, such a bright blue, is also blooming. Jill Silliphant photographed a Buckeye Butterfly feeding on one.

And Baby Blue Eyes are in glorious bloom on bluffs. Bonnie Ely photographed these.

Today we are having April Showers on this Easter Sunday. And you know the saying - April showers bring May flowers!

Thanks to Bonnie, Jill and Rozann for allowing me to share their photos with you here.


Ron LeValley photographed one of my favorite wildflowers, Baby Blue Eyes. It's okay to play favorites, isn't it? Ron says the warm weather between storms has coaxed a few early bloomers.

In March, you might come along a meadow filled with these beauties, as Ron did in a previous year.

Thanks to Ron for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Ron's nature photography, here is the link to his website: http://www.levalleyphoto.com/home/

Mary Sue Ittner was out with the Thursday Ramblers, a weekly hiking group. Last Thursday they went to the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands. Here are some of Mary Sue's discoveries. The first is Mule's Ears, Wyethia angustifolia. The narrow leaves are said to be edible and it's a member of the Sunflower family.

Mule's Ears, Wyethia angustifolia, by Mary Sue IttnerNext is Common Yarrow, Achillea millefolium. It's a member of the Sunflower family, and its bloom is fragrant. It is purported to have medicinal qualities.

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, by Mary Sue IttnerAnd finally Earth Brodiaea, Brodiaea terrestris. A member of the Lily family, it is also called Ground Brodiaea.

Earth Brodiaea, Brodiaea terrestris, by Mary Sue IttnerThanks to Mary Sue for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

Tree Mercer was out near the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands and took my advice to always check near your toes. Wildflowers can be very small. She looked down and this is what she found - Redmaids, Calandrinia ciliata.

Redmaids by Tree Mercer

California Poppies have been amazing this spring. Peter Cracknell photographed one tightly closed up, a rather unusual look at this wildflower.

CA Poppy by Peter Cracknell

Native rhododendrons, Pacific Rhododendron, are blooming. Catherine Miller took this photo.

Pacific Rhododendron by Catherine Miller

Today we are having light rain showers. That can only benefit our beautiful native wildflowers. Thanks to Tree, Peter, and Catherine for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Douglas Irises, also called wild irises, are blooming in abundance this year. Gary Levenson-Palmer photographed this lovely sight.

Douglas Irises by Gary Levenson-Palmer Douglas Iris by Gary Levenson-Palmer

Wildflowers are beautiful now. Yesterday's rain - we got nearly an inch at our place in Anchor Bay - freshened everything up. Many CA Poppies are blooming too, adding to the fun.

Thanks to Gary for allowing me to share his photos with you here.