Wildflower of the Week: Indian Warrior

March 29, 2013

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Indian Warrior (Pedicularis densiflora)

We’ve been seeing some good displays of Indian Warrior lately, so we’ve decided to make them our Wildflower of the Week. A former member of the Figwort Family (the Scrophularaceae), Indian Warrior, together with other local favorites like Paintbrush and Owls Clover, is now considered to belong to the Broomrape Family (the Orobanchaceae). Read the rest of this entry »


Ft. Ord Development Headed to the Polls?

March 27, 2013

The following legal notice appeared quietly in today’s Herald: Read the rest of this entry »


Wildflower of the Week: Star Lily

March 8, 2013

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Star Lily (Zigadenus Toxicoscordion fremontii), AKA Fremont’s Death Camus or Star Zigadene, at Garland Regional Park

It’s been a strange season so far, with heavy rain in the fall, followed by the driest January/February on record. But one flower that seems to be thriving in these odd conditions is the star lily – now abundantly blooming pretty much anywhere you look in Monterey County. Read the rest of this entry »