Native Wildflowers in the Chaparral

This gallery is like a side-effect/side-project to the main “Chapparal Plant Portraits” collection (which focuses on the large and medium sized shrubs, since they are often somewhat underappreciated). But quite naturally, while compiling the photos and wandering through the chaparral, one finds plenty of beautiful wildflowers along the way, especially in Spring – and who could walk by and not appreciate these splashes of vivid color and delicate details, especially in the rough and scratchy evergreen chaparral? So here they are.

I did my best to properly identify them all, but if you notice that any of the names (common and/or scientific) are wrong or imprecise, please let me know so that I can correct the mistake.



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1 Response

  1. When I lived in SD I rode horses in Penasquitos Canyon and environs with my dear friend Julie Parks. She identified all or at least most of the plants and flowers for me, along with facts about Native American uses of them. I do miss her.

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