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Blue violet Yellow violet Wild Iris
   
Larkspur Dogwood blossoms Brodiaea and Lupines
   
Redbud Flower patch on Kennedy Table Bush lupine
   
Dogwood Blossoms, Yosemite Lupines, Highway 49, Mariposa County Athurial's Spear (a variety of brodiaea)
 
Mariposa Lily Owl Clover Foxgloves, Oregon coast
   
Mustang clover Western Wall Flower California Poppies
 
Fiesta Flower Lupine Striking blossom in Missouri
   
Daisies in Missouri Wild onion (?) Colorado blossoms
  
Tiny flowers in a Sierra meadow Flowers along Highway 1 in
Mendocino County
Flowers above the coastal cliff
  
More coastal flowers Purple flower on Point Cabrillo More Cabrillo flowers
  
And still more Flower in Richardson Grove Farewell-to-spring in Sierra foothills
near Oakhurst
   
Mariposa Lilly, Oakhurst, 2011 Flowering tree at Black Rock Reservoir Goldenrod near Dinkey Creek
  
The foothills' #1 flower, fiddlenecks Bird's Eye Gillia Blue Dick, Sierra foothills
 
Indian Pinks

Indian Rhubarb grows right in the water 

Rhubarb close-up
  
Lupines at Bass Lake Redbud at San Joaquin Gorge California poppies along Highway 41 near Cholame
   
Color in the desert

More spring flowers in the Mojave Desert

Cactus flower, Arizona
   
Joshua blossom Porcupine cactus Hedgehog cactus
  
Flowers at San Joaquin Gorge - Lupine, thistle, harvest brodiaea
  
Bush lupine Top of lupine, ready to bloom

Harlequin lupines, Madera County, CA

  
 
A closer look These two inch high flowers are known as broom-rape or cancer-root Farewell-to-Spring - one of the last to bloom in the Sierra foothills
  
Shooting Stars at San Joaquin Gorge, February 2013 Baby Blue Eyes at the Gorge Blue lupine
  
White lupine Purple vetch Mariposa Lillies
  
California poppies Harvest or golden brodiaea Poppies paint the hills along Big Creek, Fresno County
  
Spring flowers along Trimmer Springs Road Unknown flowers at Caribou Crossroads, Plumas County More from Caribou
  

Wild roses at Mono Hot Springs Resort in the Sierra

Research indicates this is some kind of primrose Lupines in Sierra foothills
  
Flower by the Dry Creek trail in Clovis CA This should be called the hydra plant Fiddlenecks
  
Climbing Brodiaea Fringed redmaids, less than a quarter inch in diameter Filaree
  

Poppies, South Fork, Merced River
(Hite Cove Trail)

Zig zag of poppies, Hite Cove Trail
(Photo by Wes Thiessen)
Poppies and blue dicks
  
Shooting stars, the most beautiful
of all wildflowers
A bunch of shooting stars Baby blue eyes
  

Indian paint brush near Bear Valley (Mariposa County)

A hillside of fiddlenecks Chaparral blossoms (also known as buck brush)
  
Who can identify this plant? Purple brodiaea Farewell-to-spring
  
Lupines by Highway 120, eastern California Lupine in Fulton County Ohio
   

Inviting flower, spiny foliage marks this as a prickly poppy

A view of the full plant

Flowers seen everywhere in the Midwestern states in July 2014

  
Cliff Rose, Great Basin National Park Bee posing on a thistle blossom

Flower with bee in Great
Basin National Park

   

Paint brush in Great Basin in Nevada

Mullein in Dinosaur National
Monument, Colorado
Blossoms in the monument 
   
More Dino Monument flowers In the Utah section of Dinosaur National Monument White lupine in Colorado
  

Columbine blossom, Rocky Mountain National Park

Bright flower

In Oak Openings Preserve,
Fulton County, Ohio

   
Assorted flowers in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  
Another RMNP flower Redwood sorrel, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Monkey flower, Cowell Park
  
The 2015 display of poppies in the Kings River Canyon by Pine Flat Lake was the best in more than a decade
   
Poppies or paint patches?
   
A magnificent poppy panorama
  
Bush lupine panorama next to the Kings River
   

Popcorn flowers dominate here

Blue dicks Fiddlenecks and blue dicks
   

Baby blue eyes in the Sycamore Wildlife hiking area

Harvest brodiaea Bright yellow daisies
  
Bush lupines are out in force Hillside of poppies

Research indicates this is Foothill Gillia

   

Delicate lavender edges mark Bird's Eye Gillia

Landscaping in stripes Blossoms are out on this unusual variety of miner's lettuce
  
Indian Paintbrush Miner's lettuce in bloom Fringed Redmaids
  

Lupines along Old Highway in Mariposa County

A favorite mystery flower A type of penstemon
   
White lupine

This white lupine has a touch of pink

Chinese houses
  
Purple brodiaea close-up... ...and in profusion A relative, harvest brodiaea
   

They like a little more sunshine than the purple variety

Tangled stems of climbing (AKA twining) brodiaea

Climbing brodiaea blossom
  
Thistle with huge striped leaves Bulbous stem plant in bloom Elderberry blossom
   
Bell-like flowers near California Creek and Road 6S47Y Wild strawberry blossom Indian pinks
  

Shelton's violet

Yellow violet

Wild iris
   
Dogwood blossoms A close-up Western wall flower
  
Blue Dick Another unknown Chinese Houses
   
A member of the daisy family

Indian rhubarb

Indian rhubarb grows in the water
   

This flower surely has "bell" in its name

Western wall flower, Kaiser Pass,
Sierra National Forest
Probably a type of penstemon
  
Low-growing lupine forms a ground
cover near Kaiser Pass
Scarlet Gilia Wild rose, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
  

Looks somewhat but not exactly like mountain pea

Common yarrow Lots of identified flowers look similar,
none exact
  
Field of lupines by CA 120 And a close-up Lupines above Kaiser Pass
   

Another type of lupine above Kaiser Pass

At Eagle Canyon in Utah

More Utah flowers

   

Flowers near Courtright Reservoir

   
Flowers on the Kaiser Pass Road More Kaiser Pass flowers Fireweed
   
Along the Dinkey Creek Wilderness Trail

These look very much like a flower known as alpine lily

Sunflower
   
Datura AKA Moonflower AKA jimson weed Looks like Indian paint brush California poppies were thick again in spring of 2016
   
Fiddleneck, ready for its close-up Fringed redmaids were thick
throughout the foothills

After seeing these by the hundreds we learned the name - Phacelia

    
Chaparral blossom at the San Joaquin Gorge

This striking blossom is
a Jewel Flower

They were hard to spot among the tall grass
Common madia Is this a variation of madia?

An excellent example of Chinese Houes

   
Another daisy-like flower

Poppies and lupines above Lake Millerton

Globe Lily
   
Milkweed blossom Penstemon This remarkable flower needs someone to provide a name
   
Spectacular Carpenteria blossoms are about two inches across Goldfields A beautiful but unidetified flower
Spectacular Carpenteria blossoms are about two inches across Goldfields A beautiful but unidentified flower
    
Elegant Clarkia Farewell to Spring
Elegant Clarkia Farewell-to-Spring A lone popcorn flower
   
These look almost the same as Fringed Redmaids but not quite This is a white variety of brodiaea
These look almost the same as Fringed Redmaids but not quite 

This is a white variety of brodiaea

Brodiaea relative, Ithurial's Spear
   
Lots of Farewell to Spring along a foothill trail
The spotted variation of Farewell-to-Spring And the "spotless" variety Lots of Farewell-to-Spring along a foothill trail
     

Blue dicks at Edison Point near Pine Flat Lake

Leafless tree makes a perfect contrast for the orange hill Best stand of baby blue eyes in Spring 2016
  
White blossoms in Colorado Sierra Star

In Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado

   
Roadside flowers outside Duluth, Minnesota More Duluth blossoms

Flower growing above tree line in Rocky Mountain National Park

   
Cream Cups Blue Dick Unidentified yellow flower
   
A fine brodiaea specimen A bunch of brodiaea Phecelia is often accompanied by fiddlenecks
  
A fine thistle blossom Blue variation of chaparral blossoms Bush Lupines shine in the sun along Trimmer Springs Road
  
Grand Collomia Close-up of the "spotless" variation of Farewell-to-Spring Asters
   
Bear Clover Tall purple flower in Cedar Grove, KIngs Canyon National Park Teri stands next to the plant
More unidentified flowers - suggestions welcome
   
One more flower to identify And another one Owl clover surrounded by birds eye gilia
   

This flower is well-defended by
sharp thorns

One more in my collection of
unidentified flowers

These bushes, apparently planted, are common along roads and trails

  
The white flowers give way to rust-red seed heads
             
Fiddlenecks along Dry Creek Canyon in Tulare County
  
A striking pink flower with yellow center
A striking pink flower with yellow center Kelley's Lily Another flower to be named later
   
Wavyleaf Indian Paint Brush Either Azure or Royal Penstemon Dewy blossoms (by Wes Thiessen)
       
Lupines, Merrill Ranch, Triangle Road in Mariposa County CA (Crandall) Dried flower heads near Kaiser Pass This may be rabbitbush also
known as goldenbush
      

Wild rose in the Giant Sequoia
National Monument

Probably some type of goldenrod Fireweed
   
Another nice fireweed photo These fuzzy-looking blossoms are
Ranger's Buttons
Common small sunflower found in
city and countryside
    
Baby blue eyes at the San Joaquin Gorge
Manzanita blossoms along
Trimmer Springs Road
Manzanita blossoms close-up

Baby blue eyes at the
San Joaquin Gorge

    
Bush lupines on Auberry Road A closer look
Bush lupines on Auberry Road A closer look Unusual white manzanita
     
Bush lupines near Pine Flat Lake Shooting stars by the Kings River These unknown flowers often accompany shooting stars
   
Shooting stars and buttercups The brilliant orange of poppies, above Sycamore Creek
Dove lupines, the smallest of the species in the Sierra foothills Shooting stars and buttercups The brilliant orange of poppies, above Sycamore Creek
      

 

 

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