Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Just In - Blooming in Quincy

This morning I walked around my place of work and saw nothing blooming, so I posted a few more scenes from Table Mountain. Then, in the afternoon, look what happened! Johnny Jump Ups (a domesticated violet - Viola sp.) was out in great numbers, as were dandelions and henbit deadnettle. The latter, a member of the mint family, has a number of different common names as well as a number of different spellings. To be precise, it's Lamium amplexicaule. As for dandelions, I keep posting them because I really like them. Always on the lookout for the most photogenic dandelion, or one being visited by a butterfly, or one that bloomed very low to the ground, below the blades of the lawnmower. Last, there were some tiny sorrel blooming in grass taller than themselves. The more noticeable wildflowers will be blooming at this elevation soon. Watch for them here! Also, on the Plumas Visitors Bureau's "Bloom Blog."

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