Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Super Bloom Continues

Flowers continue to amaze us. This time it is up by Big Pine heading east on 168 towards Nevada. This started out as a birding trip with seven of us turning up 48 species, and then on the way home we stopped several times to look at flowers and have Dr. Steve tell us what we were seeing and why. I tried to name the flowers in this post.  You can thank Steve McLaughlin for those I got right; the others well I did the best I could.  

In addition to the extremely showy scarlet locoweed and calochortus, we had the best display of Mojave aster I have ever seen. They covered acres. Good, birds, good friend, good flowers and good weather.  Perfect. 

Scarlet Locoweed, Astragalus coccineus
Tackstem, Calycoseris parryi

Showy Gilia, Gilia cana 

Pincushion, Chaenactis sp

Indigo bush, Psorothamnus arborescens

Blue phacelia, Phacelia distans
Mojave, Aster, Xylorhiza tortifolia

Yellow Bee Plant, Peritoma lutea

Mojave Lupine, Lupinus ororatus
Yellowthroats, Fremont's phacelia
Desert Mariposa Lily, Calochortus kennedyi var. munzii

Shockley goldenhead, Acamptopappus shockley
Stansbury phlox, Phlox stansburyi

Inyo onion, Allium atrorubens var. inyoensis

Rosy-thorn, Chorizanthe rigida

Desert Dandylions, Malacothrix glabrata

Desert paintbrush, Castilleja angustifolia 

Cottonthorn, Tetradymina axillaris

Beavertail cactus, Opuntia basilaris

Mojave mound cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavenis

Winterfat, Krascheninnikovia lanata

Apricot Mallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua

1 comment:

  1. Awesome flowers! I'm going to be out there in the South Sierra Wilderness in a week and we'll see what they're like there.