Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 2, 2017

Hungry Valley Wildflowers 4/30/17

Hungry Valley OHV has a new wildflower  report for 4/30/17

While a lot of the early bloomers have faded, other plants have started to blossom. If you come in the south entrance you will notice the bright pink of the beavertail cactus just past the oaks and at the yucca flats. The yucca is still putting on a show and it appears that even more will be blooming in the next week.

Heading toward Lane Ranch Campground, the yerba santa bushes are in full bloom along the road with their pale purple flowers. The elderberry, large shrubs with lacy white blossoms, are also flowering there and in other areas in the park.

Scarlet bugler is blooming in some places in the park with a nice patch found at the entrance to Smith Forks. There is still some purple sage at the S curves near that campground.

The bladderpod bush is going to seed throughout the park; its seedpods illustrate the name. Along Spaghetti Pass, the yellow silver puff has also gone to seed with the round seed head explaining the name of the flower. The bush lupine is in full bloom on the pass, and some poppies can be seen in small patches there and in the grasslands.
how between Aliklik and Lane Ranch campgrounds.

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