Garzas Creek flows through Garland Regional Park. We didn’t see any garzas today, but if you look carefully you’ll see a couple of patos.
Here’s some of what’s currently blooming in the Garzas Creek area …
Hill Star (Lithophragma heterophyllum)
Woodland Star (Lithophragma affine)
Checker Lily (Fritillaria affinis)
Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla)
A caterpillar on a Paintbrush flower (Castilleja affinis)
Fat Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina racemosa)
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) and Owl’s Clover (Castilleja densiflora?)
A honey bee working the fragrant Warty-leaved Ceanothus (Ceanothus papillosus)
Linanthus parviflorus and a Sky Lupine (Lupinus nanus)
Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons)
Baby Blue-eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
Blue Fiesta Flower (Pholistoma auritum)
Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry (Ribes speciosum)
Giant Trillium (Trillium chloropetalum)
Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)
Paintbrush beside the stream
For more on the wildflowers of Garland Regional Park, see our previous post, Garland Park Wildflowers, and our more recent post, Garland After the Rain.
Gorgeous ~ and redeeming… makes for beautiful healing to see these. Thank you!
What a treat. Thanks so much for sharing what you captured. Good work…yet another gift of yours, it seems.
Beautiful shots, XT. I sure as heck can’t tell the difference between the Hill Star and the Woodland Star!
Look at the photo of the Woodland Star. See how the back of the flower, where it attaches to the stem, is conical? The back of the Hill Star is squared off. You can see this on the unopened flower on the right side of the Hill Star photo. – XT
Lovely photos, accurately ID’d! The way I remember the difference between the woodland and hill stars is: if the base of the flower is pointed, like a W, it’s a woodland; if it squared off, like an H, it’s a hill.