Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 1, 2018

Homestead Valley Land Trust Wildflowers 8/31/18

Homestead Valley Land Trust  has a new report for August 31.  See map and photos at Homestead Valley Land Trust

– Common California aster blooms tall and purple at meadow edges.
– Coyote bush, the male and female bushes are blooming in meadows.
– Pennyroyal, native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is blooming with lavender tufted flowers below Cowboy Rock. Crushed pennyroyal has a strong minty smell and is a traditional folk remedy, emmenagogue, abortifacient, and culinary herb.
– Roughleaf aster is blooming in the forests.
– Yampah with its tall white umbels at the end of a naked stalk is blooming in meadows.

– Rosilla is blooming with its backwards facing yellow fringe is blooming along the creek between 11 and 12.

Forest edges
– Sticky monkeyflower is blooming orange on bushes in meadows. It will bloom throughout the summer heat when its dark leaves will become sticky.

– California everlasting with its white paper-like flowers blooms in meadows.
– California poppy, one of the longest bloomers, is bright orange in meadows up on the ridge.
– Common yarrow with its white cluster is blooming up on the ridge.

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