Southern California wildflowers

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Cockcroft
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Southern California wildflowers

I visited my sister near San Diego last week and enjoyed seeing some wildflowers in bloom.  A rain two weeks earlier got things going.

Phacelia parryi is strikingly dark purple.  I don't try to name the other phacelias. smiley

   

Cockcroft
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Lupinus hirsutissimus lives up to its name.  The hairs are very irritating and make harvesting dried seed capsules challenging.

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Cockcroft
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Mirabilis californica is found in both dark and light pinks.  The stems and leaves are very sticky.

 

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Cockcroft
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I think this mirabilis is M. bigelovii.

 

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Cockcroft
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Final picture: a view of an outcrop with wildflowers.

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

HeLP
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Very nice photos Claire-Thanks

Harold Peachey
USDA Z5, Lamoine, ME

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