Archive for February 2010

Griffith Park starting to bloom

February 26, 2010

the annual wildflower season is starting in Griffith Park.

this was on the north side in Royce canyon near the sandstone caves

these are type of bulb


wildflower links

February 26, 2010

Wildflower Fanatics Weblinks

Carol Leigh’s California Wildflower Hotsheet

DesertUSA – Desert Wildflower reports

Theodore Payne Wildflower Hotline

Joshua Tree

Carrizo Wildflower Report

Santa Monica Mountains

Nature Alley (Kern, Inyo, & Tulare Counties)


Cool Plants for Warm Times

February 9, 2010

Warming climate chills Sonoran Desert’s spring flowers

ScienceDaily (2009-12-20) — Global warming is giving a boost to Sonoran Desert plants that have an edge during cold weather, according to new research. Although overall numbers of winter annuals have declined since 1982, species that germinate and grow better at low temperatures are becoming more common. As a result, the composition of the desert’s spring wildflower display is changing, according to new research. … > read full article

griffith in bloom

February 3, 2010

today i  saw penstomen, 2 lupines, deerweed, deer bush, sunflower, 2 purple phacelias, morning glory, crypantha, pearly everlasting, bush monkey flower, cucumber.

It seems way early but somethings are already going to seed.

Green hills

February 3, 2010

The local hillsides are turning green.  This is a good sign

Rains in Socal

February 3, 2010

The Rains are here. That means wildflowers are coming soon.