|Ceanothus, Poppies, and Goldfields in the Red Hills area of the Sierra Nevada foothills.|
|Brodiaea, or Blue dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum. Can you see the tiny mite in the flower?|
|I don't know these diminutive flowers. Any ideas? I'm guessing Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) PS: Nope, it's |
Bird's Eyes (Gilia tricolor), thanks Russ Cary.
|Five spot (Nemophila maculata): It's strange, but for all the years we've been coming out here, I have never noticed this species before. It is quite pretty!|
The flowers thrive because runoff from the pavement gives the soil the extra moisture they need. There are few flowers beyond the edge of the highway. Still, the color was beautiful, and I hope the rain this week will keep the show going a little bit longer before the long, hot and dry days of summer.
There were more (and different) flowers on Marshes Flat Road. We'll see those in another post.