I drove to Ione in the foothills today to see my uncle. On the way home I took a meandering route and stopped a couple of times to enjoy the green hills and spectacular wildflowers. With the 80+ degree temperatures this week and probably no more rain, this won’t last long. I took dozens of photos but these are my favorites.
This is another stop. Whenever I see fields of flowers I think of Beecher Crampton, a lecturer at UCDavis who taught a class on Wildflowers of CA. I am annoyed that I can’t remember the names of all the flowers I see, but some of them pop into my head when I see the flowers up close. Those mounds of white flowers look like this close up. I’m pretty sure this is Meadow Foam (Limnanthes). What about the yellow ones?
When I saw this popcorn flower popped into my head (unintentional pun) but I don’t know if that is correct.And what about this one? A Brodiea species?
Even if I don’t know the names I can certainly enjoy them and enjoy the California scenery.