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Floral Identification

flower identification

flower identification

flower identification

flower identification

flower identification

The girls and I have been fortunate to spend some time in the mountains the past couple days, in the cooler air and away from the smoke. This morning, we went on a long walk and spent the time finding as many wildflower varieties as we could. We came back with quite the array.

The remainder of the morning we spent with the flower identification book attempting to figure out each flower. {And I had some fun photographing with my camera!} Here were our findings.

Flower #1 : Yarrow – achillea millefolium

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #2 : Couldn’t get this one — it appears to have small seed pots on the stem.

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #3 : Sierra Daisy – erigeron algidus

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #4 : Checker Mallow – sidalcea oregana

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #6 : Sierra Gentian – gentianoposis holopetala

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #7 : Sierra Stickseed – hackelia nervosa

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #9 : Sticky Cinquefoil – potentilla glandulosa

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #10 : Spur Lupine – lupinus arbustus

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #11: Sierra Penstemon – penstemon heterodoxus var. heterodoxus

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #12 : Parish’s Yampah – perideridia parishii

flower identification

flower identification

Flower #13 : Mountain Dandelion – agoseris retrorsa 

flower identification

flower identification

Can you tell we’re in the Sierra Nevadas? 😉

 

Linking up with {pretty, funny, happy, real} over at Like Mother, Like Daughter.

5 Thoughts on “Floral Identification

  1. Those are lovely wildflowers.

  2. So pretty and such a great learning experience for the girls!

  3. Fun! Love identifying flowers! It is one of the best ways to connect with nature and where you live!

  4. Wendy Bussell on July 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm said:

    Hi! I clicked over from Blessed is She. Thank you for writing things that we need to hear. And thank you for posting such lovely pictures of wildflowers from the Sierras! That is were I meet my husband and most of my family still lives in the area. I lived in Sonora, Twain Harte, Tuolumne, and worked in many shops in downtown Sonora. Your pictures bring back very fond memories for me. Our oldest girl was born at Sonora Comm. Hospital back in 1991. Blessings to you ond your lovely little family!

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