Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring is here: Early Wildflowers

Little bits of color are popping up everywhere now providing lots of interest for us as we walk. Here are a few sightings from along the canal walking path.

Golden Smoke (Corydalis aurea) - Fumariaceae, Bleeding Heart Family

Desert Verbena (Verbena wrightii) - Verbenaceae, Vervain or Verbena Family

Gordon's Bladderpod (Lesquerella gordonii) - Brassicaceae/Cruciferae, Mustard Family

Redstem Storksbill (Erodium cicutarium) - Geraniaceae, Geranium Family
(Alien, but not invasive)

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