Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 19, 2018

California Fall Color Updates 9/19/18

California Fall Color has posted a few more early fall color observations. They include:

  • Shasta Cascade and Sierra Nevada -In the Shasta Cascade, it is the Crimson Knotweed that carpets volcanic slopes above 7,000′ in the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascade.
    In the Sierra Nevada, Dwarf Huckleberry or Sierra Bilberry (Vaccinium nivictum) grows in subalpine fir forests and alpine fell fields usually between 8,000 and 12,000′,  John Hunter Thomas and Dennis R. Parnell write in Native Shrubs of the Sierra Nevada
    Peak (75-100%) – Bilberry and Knotweed
  • Red Clover Valley -Quaking Aspen were turning from deep green to lime and yellow. Beauty was returning to the Red Clover Valley as autumn was approaching.
    Just Starting (0-10%) – Red Clover Valley 

Go to California Fall Color to see full reports and photos.

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