Monday, May 17, 2010

Chaparral flowers

The hill behind the house has to be cleared by the end of May every year to at least 100 feet from the house to keep a defensible fire perimeter. Before we cleared the back hill I went out one last time to take photos of all the wildflowers. From a distance, it just looks like a bunch of dried brown grasses, but up close is a different story. I couldn't find names for all of them, but here they are anyway. If you know what the unidentified flowers are, please share with me!

This small purple flower looks like velvet up close. I think it's a mini-snapdragon. This single yellow one is probably some type of poppy.

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