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New photos here March 10, here March 16, here March 17, here April 5,
here April 13, here April 19, here May 3 and here May 5, 2020 (captions in red)
   
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Unknown flowers at the west end of the San Joaquin River Trail Phecelia, awide-spread foothill flower Fiesta flowers and fiddlenecks make an impressive display
Unknown flowers at the west end of the San Joaquin River Trail Phecelia, a wide-spread foothill flower Fiesta flowers and fiddlenecks make an impressive display
   
Lupines on the west end of the San Joaqurin River Trail 1
Lupines were spectacular on the west  end of the San Joaquin River Trail in the spring of 2017
      
A thick patch of birds eye gillia near
Eastman Lake
Cream cups Unidentified, but the flowers look like a lupine relative
       
Chlorophyll-free snow plant emerges before the last snow melts A tiny spider occupies this bright yellow flower Mustang clover is at its peak at the San Joaquin Gorge
   
Buckeye in full bloom
This natural bouquet includes madia, mustang clover and harvest brodiaea Buckeye blossom, just getting started Buckeye in full bloom
   
Harlequin lupines, one of the more unusual varieties Buttercups are recognized by the shiny yellow of the blossoms

A never-before-seen mutant variation of the Mariposa lily

   
Blazing Star, a spectacular flower about four inches across A different angle Farewell-to-Spring along Trimmer Springs Road
   
Lupines were spectacular in the hills of Madera County in May of 2017
   
This flower, at Ahahnee Hills Park, was one I'd never seen before This one too Owl clover in the hills of Madera County
     
The rare yellow variety of Mariposa lily White owl clover, not really a clover This delightful flower is the yellow-throated gillia
   
A flower I'd never seen before, near Millerton Lake Elegant clarkia near Millerton These flowers grow on a low bush that was plentiful near Millerton

   

Chaparral in the Sierra foothills Another of those famous "Unknowns" Lupines by Highway 33
   
You can never have too many pictures of Mariposa lilies See what I mean? Pink-tinted white lupine
       

Yellow violets in Sequoia National Park

Completing the three colors found in the Sierra, a purple Mariposa lily

Mariposa Lily 2018 by Wes Thiessen

    

This small but beautiful flower needs a name

An unusual flower seen near Black Rock Reservoir on the Kings North Fork 

Unknown flowers along the road to Black Rock

  
We spotted this lovely specimen
in Nelder Grove
Azalea bush in full bloom at California Flats Close-up of a blossom
     
Western wall flowers range from yellow to deep orange Bridge penstemon seem to appear in every rock crevice Wavyleaf Indian paint brush
    
Flower along Feather River Another unidentified flower in the Feather River Canyon Flowers along the road through Lassen National Park
     
A dramatic flower, name unknown Flower in Russian Gulch State Park near Mendocino In Jug Handle State Park, Mendocino County
        
Blackberry blossoms in northern California's King Range These flowers decorate the Mendocino Headlands State Park Another of the famous "unknown" flowers
     
Tall lupine along the trail above Kaiser Pass (by Wes Thiessen) Redwood sorrel Datura at Hensley Reservoir
      
Fiddleneck close-up Chinese houses and daisies

Common madea with a purple brodiaea for contrast

   
This flower needs to be identified Globe lilies Flowering bush along Trimmer Springs Road
       
Snow plant at Wawona Meadow Unidentified flowers near the edge of town (Parkfield CA) Rare white variation of farewell-to-spring, possibly a mutation
      

A spectacular late spring delight, Athurial's Spear

Suggested names welcome Mountain pride or bridge penstemon
   
Who can identify this unusual plant? (Seen at Buffin Meadow near Fish Camp) Another flower needing a name Western columbine along the McGurk Meadow Trail in Yosemite National Park
    
Larkspur at McGurk Meadow A delicate white meadow flower Applegate's paintbrush in McGurk Meadow
   
Mountain phlox A big bunch of western wall flowers Columbine in Nelder Grove
Massive field of shooing starts in a Yosemite meadow Lavender lupine Fantastic unknown flower in Nelder Grove
     
Lassen paintbrush, a species unique to Lassen National Park Another striking flower in Lassen Park Lupines at Green Cabin Flat campground by the Kings River
     
Poppies and Pine Flat Lake Fiddlenecks and Little Dry Creek Popcorn flowers turn the field white
   
A rarely seen flower, ham & eggs Close-up Chinese Houses and Common Madea
    
Foothill gilia The rarely seen Five Spot A bunch of them, at Striped Rock Ranch Preserve, Mariposa County
   
Cream cups Dogwoods just forming buds An invasive species, but beautiful
    
Red clover Mustang clover We found this unknown flower near the top of Buena Vista Peak in Sequoia National Park
   

The last of the azaleas in Nelder Grove, July 2019

Wild rose in Nelder Grove Redbud by the road to the San Joaquin Gorge
   
Bush lupine near Winton Park
in Fresno County
Lupine close-up A rare white shooting star
                  
A fantastic display of bush lupines
        
A fantastic display of fringed redmaids Fiddlenecks by Pine Flat Lake A rare flower known as "ham & eggs"
   
Fiddlenecks and popcorn flowers at Sycamore Picnic Area by Pine Flat Fiddlenecks, purple vetch and
phecelia by Pine Flat Lake
Looking down at redbud and the Kings River
   
Poppies paint the hillsides above the upper Kings River Close-up
      
Popcorn flowers beside
Trimmer Springs Road
Succulent in rock cliff above the Kings Available in white or yellow,
these flowers grow thick along
urban trails and suburban roads
   
This little flower has a precarious spot in a parking lot by Pine Flat Lale Poppies were late but ultimately
sensational in the spring of 2020
Mustang clover and poppies
   
Lupines and poppies vie for dominance
along Mill Flat Creek
We need help identifying this showy flower Here's a close-up
   
These orange succulents were thick in the rock cliffs near the Kings River Is this a mutant blue lupine? Or just faded? Another spotted variation of farewell-to-spring
       
This appears to be an unusual variation
of farewell-to-spring
A nice crop of blazing star Yerba santa, AKA wild peach
     

 

 

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