"KITE HILL" SERPENTINE WILDFLOWER
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION PRESERVE, Woodside, California
Parking along roadside, across from 144 Alta Mesa, which is off Glenwood, which is off Canada Road.
No signage or official parking spaces. 15 acres of wildflower, blooming from April to October each year.
The 2019 wildflower bloom, the results of four years of
Ecological Restoration land management by
Craig Dremann, owner of the Reveg Edge, P.O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 325-7333 and,
crews of Frank Manocchio from Land Escapes, P.O. Box 313, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 364-0333
Images and text Copyright © 2019 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved, including the web.
APRIL 2019 BLOOMS = 95% Tidy Tips—In May, the Clarkia, Calochortus. In summer, tarweeds, Lessingias.
50 million tidy tips per acre bloomed in 2019!
MinerŐs Lettuce, your best friend, keeps weeds out! Purple Owl's Clover, thick in patches.
TOM CAT Clover, now very rare, cows loved it to death! Blue eyed grasses in clusters, they like company.
Blow wives, seeds of a plant in the sunflower family Checker Mallows, scattered everywhere, by the 1000s.
BRODIAEAS in rocky areas or moist soil. Calochortus or Butterfly Lily, an awesome flower.
Yellow Calochortus or Butterfly Lily, blooms May. Clarkia, nice blooms at end of spring, in big clusters.
Coyote mint, very rare, only 2 plants Larkspur scattered, rare in moist spots
Tiny goldfields, usually the first to bloom, in bare soil. Lessingias grow along trail edges in summer.
Very rare Lewisia, only a few dozen grows on rocks. Lotus, found underneath the Tidy Tips.
Lupines, only a few patches, growing back so far. Only grows in paths, pineapple weed--pineapple scent.
California poppies, scattered in rich soil, on mounds. Soap plants, common in the middle of trails.
Tarweeds, blooms through summer with a nice scent. Yarrow, only in rich soil on mounds, in clusters.
Update May 16, 2019