Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 6, 2019

Homestead Valley Land Trust Wildflowers 9/5/19

Homestead Valley has a new wildflower update. See photos Homestead Valley September 5

– Coast piperia, a white and green orchid, is blooming beside the Eagle Trail below 6b.

– Hellebore*, an orchid native to Eurasia is blooming now in forests with stalks of greenish purple flowers.
– Roughleaf aster is blooming in forests.
– Toyon, this tree or large shrub is blooming with white clusters throughout the valley.
– White hawkweed blooms at the end of long stalks with white flowers.

Forest edges
– Common California aster blooms with purple ray flowers on tall stalks.
– Latin American fleabane*, native of Central America, has colonized a small area below Amaranth.

– California everlasting has clusters of tight white flowers and blooms in meadows.
– California poppy, orange and bright, it’s starting to bloom now and will continue late into the summer.
– Coast tarweed, with its tall stalks of tightly clustered yellow flowers blooms in meadows and has a distinctive ‘tar’ smell when rubbed.
– Common yarrow with its tight white umbel is blooming in full sun on the ridge.
– Hayfield tarweed is blooming bright yellow on Kerouac Hill.
– Kellogg’s yampah has white flower umbels on tall naked stems and is blooming in meadows.
– Lance leaf selfheal is blooming in bright sun with rich velvety purple whirled clusters.
– Pennyroyal*, a mint, native to Europe, is blooming purple near the creek below Cowboy Rock.
– Pincushion flower*, native to Europe, is blooming in a variety of colors from lavender to burgundy in the meadow at Cowboy Rock.
– Pink cudweed, a tall straw flower is blooming pink with a yellow center on Homestead Hill.
– Queen Anne’s lace*, native of Europe, is blooming with tall white flowers.
– Sticky monkeyflower with its orange flower blooms in sunny spots and will bloom all summer.

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