Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 17, 2017

Hungry Valley Wildflowers 4/16/17

Hungry Valley OHV has a new wildflower  report for 4/16/17

Spring has sprung and the park is awash in yellow blooms throughout the valley. Poppies are popping up in the grasslands, but are mostly scattered individual plants.

The bush lupine is showy along Spaghetti Pass and there is a nice patch of the purple phacelia as you drop into the valley. Baby blues eyes and filaree can still be found in areas, but the fiddlenecks are fading fast.

The bright yellow valley sunflowers near Sterling Campground are eye-catching and the paintbrush is beginning to add some red splotches to the landscape along with the scarlet bugler. The yuccas are starting to bloom in the south end of the park and are worth a gander.

The warm weather has brought out the snakes. Though rattlesnakes are rarely deadly, they are dangerous and should be avoided; they will defend themselves if they feel threatened. Please remember to watch for snakes as you are looking at the wildflowers.

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