Spring Flowers - let's see them!

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  1. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

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    Leaves of three....
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  2. Cyclotourist

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    Worried I rode through a bunch on SART yesterday... time will tell.
     
  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    Chantry parking lot

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    Rancho cuyamaca state Park

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  5. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

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    Is there still a trail?
     
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  7. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

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    Top pic, thats the trail.
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  8. rossage

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  9. levity

    levity Member

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    Help needed, anyone know what this flower is? Couldn’t find them in my mini-guide.

    These were scattered all across meadows about 7000 ft along the Wildcat Canyon Trail on the Kolob Terrace Plateau in Zion NP.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: found it - Showy Lewisia (Lewisia brachycalyx)

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  10. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

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    Looks like succulent or cactus....
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  11. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    lil' bit...

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  13. Runs with Scissors

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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    This is sort of cheating. These are growing out in front of Descanso Gardens, which is adjacent to the San Raphael Hills, so... :whistling:

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  16. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    The yucca is showing off in the high elevations. As seen at Chilao yesterday

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  17. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    Oh yeah! They are going off in the Gabes right now...
     
  18. SnakeCharmer

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    Legal disclosure: These images do not originate from an actual bike ride even though I have ridden in the areas where they were encountered.

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  19. levity

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    Earlier this month we were riding in the Utah high desert where spring comes late, and it was amazing to see the adaptations to such a dry climate. Some pics of the more prominent blooms:

    Cactus example - Claret Cup

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    Globe Mallow is well adapted to dry, sandy areas

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    Prince’s Plume seems to favor rocky locations

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    Shrubs were flowering while they could -
    Apache Plume with mature fruit, immature fruit with styles, and new flowers

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    Cliffrose flowers have a strong and distinctive fragrance

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    Blackbrush is abundant on mesa tops, turns gray-back in dry conditions

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  20. levity

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    Rhododendrons in old growth forest along the McKenzie River Trail in the Oregon Cascades

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  21. Cyclotourist

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    Utah followed by Oregon pics is pretty cool contrast to see!
     
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  22. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    And also knowing the names of the flora is impressive :geek:
     
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  23. Luis

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    Last Wednesday I took my son for a hike up Lower Sam Merrill to Echo Mt

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    Amazing the variety of flowers that were blooming
     
  24. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    On a hike in Arches

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  25. DangerDirtyD

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    Nice pistil Rossage!
     
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  26. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    That's what she said...
     
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  27. levity

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    OK, here's an oddball...

    Snow Flowers (or Snow Plants) - we saw them popping up along the trails in the Tahoe area last week -

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    These things are weird, and I had to look up how they grew. Turns out they survive underground most of the year and don't carry out photosynthesis like typical green plants. Instead they live off fungi that grow in symbiosis with tree roots. In springtime the snow flower's bright red bloom (inflorescence) emerges from underground as the snow melts, hence the name. Because of their dependence on certain conifers and fungi their range is largely restricted to the Sierra Nevada. Now you know!
     
  28. tortoise

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  29. Fueledbyex8

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  30. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

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    Seen 'em on Mt Pinos also. Cool flower..
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