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I ended up taking lots more pictures of flowers that I ever imagined. Rather that spreading them out, I created a page to hold all my flower pictures. It's my access to the macro lens on my camera that's making all this possible.
Unfortunately, I don't know the names of most of them. I've numbered each image. Email me if you know the name and be sure to include the number.

 


Possibly hedgehog or calico cactus*
01

 

 

Ceanothus
02

 

Manzanita
03

 

Tamarisk*
04

 

Violet
05

 

Possibly Stephanomeria*
06

 

Yucca blossom in rain.
07

 

Yucca
08

 

Yucca blossom, extrordonaire
09

 

Yucca blossom, from the top.
10

 

Snow plant. These pop up all over the place.
11

 

Detail of snow plant
12

 

Milkweed, genus Asclepias*
13

 

Probably genus Dicentra*
14

 

Penstemon*
15

 

Fremont Flannel
16

 

Western Wallflower
17

 

Gilia
18

 

Scarlet columbine with a bug spending the night inside.
19

 

Cinquefoils.
20

 

A salmon and yellow Indian Paintbrush.
21

 

A red and yellow Indian Paintbrush.
22

 

A bright happy Mule's Ear flower.
23

 

Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana)* This is the first I've seen in the Sierra.
24

  Larkspur. I love larkspur.
25
  Scarlet Gilia (firecracker)
26
  Shooting Stars, yes they are.
27
  Sky Pilot. I wish I could put the smell on the site. These guys grow way up high where the wind is strong enough to keep most of the snow off of them.
28
  A lovely phlox and moss image, if I do say so myself. Taken at the top of Mather Pass.
29
  These looked like anemones.
30
 
31
  A wild strawberry blossom.
32
 
33
 

I used to think all flowers that looked like this were asters, but I learned on the trip that they are part of a big family that includes asters.
You can see the shadow of a spider on an upper pedal.
34

  An azalea. We saw lots of faded blooms, and I felt lucky to get this one.
35
  Blackberry blossom
36
  Flax. These were hard to photograph. They grew in windy spots and moved a lot.
37
Click to return to journal   Camus lily.
38
Click to return to journal   Monkey Flower
39
  Rein orchid.
40
  This looked like an orchid too.
41
  Fringed Indian Pink
42
  Tiger Lilly or a Leopard Lilly
43
  A white burst!
44
  Washington lilies
45
  Anenome, gone to seed.
46
  .
47
  .Mariposa lily
48
  .Brodiaea (related to onions and lilies)*
49
  a species of genus Prunus.*
50
  Phantom orchid
51
  Corn lily, genus Veratrum*
52
Click to return to journal   .
53
  This pitcher plant agreed to have its picture taken only if I promised to put it in with the flowers.
54
  .
55
  These guys were amazing.
56
  Indian Paintbrush. I know I have others, but this one was great.
57
  Monkey flower of some kind. Perry's?.
58
  Bluebells.
59
  I found it very difficult to get a good image of Monk's Hood.
60
Click to return to journal   Delphinium, thick and lovely.
61
  Ubiquitous Fireweed
62

*Thanks to Michael at http://calflora.net/ for help identifying these blooms.

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