Southern Diablo Range Wildflower Excursion

Time to head inland and see what’s blooming in the arid hills of the southern Diablo Range (these sunflowers are Coreopsis bigelovii)

Paintbrush (castilleja subinclusa) and Yucca whipplei

Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum) and Goldfields (Lasthenia gracilis?)

Pincushion (Chaenactis glabriuscula)

Camissonia boothii

Chia (Salvia columbariae) & Paintbrush

Plumed Jewelflower (Streptanthus insignis)

Saxifraga californica

Fiddlenecks (Amsinckia menziesii) and some colorful lichen

Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

Yucca whipplei prepares to bloom

A white Chia among the blue

Color-challenged flowers were something of a trend – here’s a white Blue Dick

A profusion of blue Orobanche uniflora

Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Crinkled Onion (Allium crispum)

Owls Clover (Castilleja exserta)

A yellow spider on a Blue Dick

Paintbrush detail

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One Response to Southern Diablo Range Wildflower Excursion

  1. bigsurkate says:

    Gorgeous, XT. The plumbed jewel flower must be really tiny, if the lupine leaves are any indication. Such a wonderful introduction to wildflower identification. I have a color challenged lupine I will post when it blooms. Albinos.

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