Friday, June 1, 2012

A Magical Place

Here are a few more photos from our recent trip down the Canyon to Caribou Road.  I'm running a little behind on the information side, but wanted you to be able to enjoy the photos meanwhile.  A real surprise for me was the White Milkweed in the top two photos.  I don't know what species it is, but it resembled the Purple Milkweed (bottom photo) in every way except for being white.  I wonder if it could be an albino.  Probably just a species I can't find in my field guides.  I'll be doing a little more research tonight, then posting some field notes about today's and yesterday's photos.


  1. For the milkweed, how about Asclepias eriocarpa, or "Indian Milkweed", which has been reported in your county at Calflora?

  2. Maybe, but the leaves were very smooth, and a botanist has told me that Asclepias speciosa is sometimes entirely white, even though the only ones I've seen had a lot of pink in the flowers. I guess the "jury is still out" but I may go back and take a more careful look with my Jepson in hand.