Today I went to Skyline Serpentine Prairie which is in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA It is a restoration and protected area. Most of the area is protected by fence, but there are some flowers outside the fences, which allow for close-up photography. The most dominant flowers were Goldfields and California Poppy. Also in bloom were Blue-eyed Grass, Cream Cups, Hayfield Tarweed, Purple Sanicle, Yellow Lomatium, Yarrow, a purple pea or vetch (possibly alien),a Plectritis, Owl’s Clover, and Buttercups. Also seen were the small Presidio Clarkia (Clarkia franciscana) and a tiny whitish Lewisia. Both of these were on the downhill side just inside the fenced area.
For more information on Skyline Serpentine Prairie check my earlier postings:
- Skyline Serpentine Prairie at Redwood Regional Park
- Calochortus Festival
- More on the Skyline Serpentine Prairie