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Chocolate Lily – Fritallaria Bicolor

March 15, 2010

The vertible holy grail to flowollers(wildflower followers).  I found it where I would least expect it. In Los Angeles and my backyard, Griffith Park. Iwas just about  to embark on an hours long drive for the hope of seeing this very flower .  Little  did I think it could be so close, as my fav little flat spot in Griffith Park. I had hiked out there to see if how the my zigadenus, star lilies were doing. This natural grassy glade also had some blue eyed grass and a blue dicks or two. The star lilys hadn’t opened yet.  But to my astonishment I see this big dark brown hanging flower, all alone.Immediately,  I knew it was a chocolate lily. I screamed. I saw no others Fritallaria bicolors in bloom there, but I did learn more about the -park through them. More later

Fritalleria bicolorchocolate lily



March 9, 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.