The first show of color in spring goes to the Pulsatilla
quickly followed by the Shooting Star
and by the time Arrowleaf Balsamroot colors the hillsides, spring is here to stay.
The following images have all bee taken within the last three weeks, I tell you fair and square, pun intended, that I still haven't managed to learn all my wildflowers. Should I misname a flower here, or if you know the name of one of my "unknown flower" please feel free to leave a comment or catch me on facebook.
Three-Spot Mariposa Lily
Little gem, unknown flower #1
Not quite sure on this one, Butter-and-Eggs?
...with it's enormous seed pod
beautiful unknown flower #2
Pretty in purple, Penstemon?...unknown flower #3
Not really a wildflower...
Just matched the color scheme so well
And last but not least,
Blue Flax in all it's beauty