There’s no flower like Snowflower, like no flower I know…

By |2019-03-09T12:47:50-08:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Botanical Identification, Desert Gallery, Flowers of San Jacinto|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Snow flower, or Snow plant, (Sarcodes sanguinea) inhabits mountainous regions from Oregon down to California. They are found growing near conifers as a parasitic plant that derives nutrients from the mycorrhizal fungi attached to the roots of trees. We normally see them [...]

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Sandpaper Plant

By |2019-03-09T12:48:01-08:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Desert Gallery, Flowers of San Jacinto|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sandpaper plant flower clusters Every spring, we look forward to finding new wildflowers as well as re-visiting our favorites. And the Sandpaper plant (Petalonyx thurberi) is one of our absolute favs! First, the Sandpaper plant is native to California and [...]

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Karla Karlarificibilitudinitatibus

By |2019-03-09T12:48:09-08:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: A Perfumed Garden, Botanical Identification, Desert Gallery, Flowers of San Jacinto|Tags: , , , , , |

...If I were to find a new plant species, that's what I would name it! Of course, this little beauty (and I do mean little) already has a name: Nemacladus rubescens, more 'commonly' known as Desert Nemacladus or Desert Threadplant. The Nemacladus [...]

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Nicotiana and Encelia

By |2018-08-20T16:49:46-08:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Botanical Identification|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We think Nicotiana Obtusifolia, and Encelia Farinosa... Hmm. Notice the clasped leaf structure. An early flower-er. Nicotiana obtusifolia M. Martens & Galeotti NATIVE Habit: Perennial herb 2--8 dm, glandular-hairy, base often +- woody. Leaf: 2--10 cm; lower short-petioled, (ob)ovate; upper +- narrowly [...]

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