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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 20, 2012

Jepson Prairie Wildflower Report 2/19/12 -Updated

A Jepson Prairie Wildflower Bloom Report

by Doug Wirtz

3/19/12 In addition to the plants listed above today’s observations included Limnanthes (meadow foam), two species of astaraglus (tener v.tener and gambelianus), Iscoma arguta? (Carquinez goldenbush), Layia (Tidytips), Mimulus guttatus (seep monkeyflower), Muilla, Psilocarphus (brevissimus, oregonus and chilensis), Plagiobothrys hystriculus (bearded popcorn flower) and some wild turkeys.

In addition to the plants listed above today’s observations included Limnanthes (meadow foam), two species of astaraglus (tener v.tener and gambelianus), Iscoma arguta? (Carquinez goldenbush), Layia (Tidytips), Mimulus guttatus (seep monkeyflower), Muilla, Psilocarphus (brevissimus, oregonus and chilensis), Plagiobothrys hystriculus (bearded popcorn flower) and some wild turkeys.

The Blennosperma should be putting on a decent show by this weekend.            

3/17/12  Jepson Prairie was very dry, Olcott playa was down to about an acre. Sparse bloom. Recent rains have filled Olcott to more than half. Some bloom beginning to show. Frittilary, shooting stars, blennosperma, goldfields, popcorn flower, butter and eggs, navarettia, golder violets, biscuit root are beginning to bloom.

Rockville Hills Park has had a moderate bloom with Scarlet frittilary, Mission bells frittilary, Cynoglossum, Ranunculus, Mimulus, goldfields, popcorn flowers to name a few.

Some Castilleja blooming around Lake Berryessa and the Pipe-stem Clematis and Ceanothus are starting to show some bloom as well.

More to follow as the impact of the late rains becomes more apparent.

Read all the Jepson Prairie reports at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/slt_photos/discuss/72157629110890073/#comment72157629625557557

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