Craig & Sue Dremann's
Most Awesome & Excellent Spring
California March-April 2010
This was the best wildflower
year in Southern California for the last 20 years.
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Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 325-7333
Hwy 46 and Flower Lane,
with Phacelia and California poppies in background.
California poppies, near the State poppy preserve.
Brodiaea, formerly one of California's most common
and widespread bulb grassland species, at the Cottonwood natural
area off Hwy 156 above the San Luis reservoir.
Chia, an annual sage, at the edge of Lake Elizabeth off County
Coreopsis, highway 58 on eastern edge of Carrizo plains at junction
of Seven Mile road.
Desert candles, extremely rare, highway 58, 0.3 mi. west of 7-mile
road, north side of road.
Coreopsis along Hwy 58, with some purple Phacelia mixed in.
Goldfields, a mile east of Hwy 5 in Kern county, along Twisselman
about 10 miles north of the Hwy 46 or the Lost Hills junction.
Goldfields, close up at Twisselman Road.
Layia, at the same spot as the Goldfields shown
above, at Twisselman Road.
Layia, off Seven Mile road in the Carrizo Plains,
a few miles east of Soda Lake Road.
Owls Clover off Highway 58. This is the first wildflower
field you encounter along Hwy 58 as you are going west from I-5
toward US Highway 101.
Shooting star, about mid-way down Hwy 58, between
I-5 and US Hwy. 101. Now very rare state-wide, plants must grow
for seven years from seed, before they flower for the first time.
They have a wonderful fragrance. This stand along Hwy 58,
is the largest that I have seen in California, and should be protected
for the future.
Bicolor Lupines, this is the last roadside wildflower you encounter
going west along Hwy 58, a few miles before Hwy US 101.
>>>See other Dremann wildflower adventures, 2003,
2008, and 2009
>>>Watch for links here,
to download 2010 wildflower movies.
Updated -- April 23, 2010