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Seasonal Change In Wildflower Fields of Figueroa Mountain

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Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus Titanum)

Post peak bloom, starting to wilt. It’s a fleeting display lasting only hours. I went out to the University of California, Santa Barbara to see the corpse flower in bloom, a titan arum named “Chanel.” In the wild it’s a … Continue reading

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Manzanita Flower Tea

Manzanita flowers. Manzanita is flowering at the moment. The Chumash Indians ate manzanita berries or fruits by preparing them in a variety of different ways and other Native Americans used the leaves for medicinal purposes. The wood was used by … Continue reading

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Stapelia Bloom

The miniature Stapelia variegata (aka carrion or starfish flower) growing in my backyard is throwing off flowers. It’s a relatively common succulent plant and flowers freely and so it’s not a rare phenomenon to see it bloom, but it’s exotic … Continue reading

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Matilija Poppies

Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri) The wildflowers are bloommin’ out there right now and Matilija poppies are poppin’. I snapped this iPhone photo at Santa Barbara’s Oak Park yesterday afternoon. According to eFloras.org, a cooperative project by Missouri Botanical Garden, St. … Continue reading

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