Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Wildflowers 🎕 Shasta County, California


I found some beautiful wildflowers growing in front of the Coleman Fish Hatchery earlier this month...

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Henbit Deadnettle
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Popcornflower

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Blue Dicks

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Filaree




Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Yellow Wildflowers 🎕 Cosumnes River Preserve

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California Goldenrod
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Bird'sfoot Trefoil
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Fiddleneck
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California Buttercup




Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 🎕 Northern California Wildflowers

Gridley, CA
Mid-April

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American Wintercress

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Wild Mint

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White Mustard

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Blessed Milk Thistle



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Weed or Wildflower 🎕 Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Anyone know what type of flower this is?

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We spotted it growing in the gravel in front of the observation platform at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in late-September.
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After doing some research, I think it might be a type of willowherb or lessingia.wildflower wednesday
When I first saw it, I thought it was just an ordinary weed, but upon closer inspection I noticed the little pink flowers.

It just goes to show you that beautiful things can be found growing anywhere and everywhere!

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UPDATE:
The helpful folks who run the US Fish and Wildlife, Pacific Southwest Region's Twitter account have replied that this flower is Marsh Aster.



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Brokeoff Mountain Pride 🎕 Lassen Volcanic National Park Wildflowers

You don't need me to tell you how amazing nature is, but today's post is just a little reminder. 😉

We found these pretty wildflowers growing out of a rock on the trail up Brokeoff Mountain in late-August...

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It's called Mountain Pride, and apparently it was John Muir's favorite flower.
Lassen Volcanic National Park northern California Wildflowers

If the fact that such a beautiful flower can thrive in such harsh conditions isn't a metaphor for life, then I don't know what is!

Where's the craziest place you've ever seen a flower grow?


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ridge Lakes Yellow Wildflowers 🎕 Lassen Volcanic National Park 🎕 Northern California

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A few of the yellow wildflowers found on the trail in Early August...

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Mule's Ear

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Ragwort
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Common Monkeyflower

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Western Wallflower

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Tall Groundsel

Read all about our hike to Ridge Lakes here.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Purple Wildflowers ❦ Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Finding the perfect photo for my Valentine's Day post was easy!

Here are some Pacific Bleeding Heart flowers we saw on the Brokeoff Mountain hiking trail in late-August...

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