|Dodecathon aka 'Shooting Star'|
This is our first Spring here in the Pacific Northwest, and being plant and nature enthusiasts, we are both naturally excited to see what's right here growing on our 14 acres of wooded meadow. We moved here in August and California is not called the Golden State for it's gold, which is what I had always assumed...nope, it's the color of the land most of the year. . Cali is world renowned for it's wildflowers and The Sierra Nevada and central foothills have the largest concentration, due to it's many elevations and micro climates.
I got a real taste of this when I wen to Mt. Shasta last Sept. with my daughters, camping. The alpines are simply luscious! I cannot wait to return and see what Spring is like at Shasta. What a real blessing that it's only an hour away!
|Alpine Scabiosa aka Pin Cushion flower-perhaps?|
|Not identified. Looks somewhat succulent in nature.|
|Pasque-love these things!|
|Pasque flower in seed- My hike part-way up Mt. Shasta.|