Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 8, 2019

Marin Wildflowers: Steep Ravine Trail 2/8/19

Marin CNPS reports

The Giant Trillium at bottom of Steep Ravine trail  (along creek up from Highway 1) are blooming and has anyone else ever noticed: they smell to me faintly of Plumeria. They are a sight and smell to behold. Please be careful treading near them, as they and associated plants are quite delicate. 

Also “Milk-maids” one of the earliest forest ground flowers, taste like a Radish–must be a wild relation?



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  1. I’ve noticed the Giant Trillium smell sweet too. Yes, Milkmaids is a Brassica, related to radish, mustard, cabbage, etc.

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