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[ Waxleaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum) | Posted on June 29, 2020 ]

The bees have started to come to my tiny little flowers!

[ Lancepod Draba (Draba lonchocarpa) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: dry open meadows and rock crevices high in the mountains. Range: central Colorado to Nevada; north to Alaska; east to the Atlantic coast.

[ Spectacle Pod (Dimorphocarpa wislizenii) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: open sandy soil in dry grasslands and deserts. Range: western Oklahoma and western Texas to southern Utah, western Arizona, and northern Mexico.

[ Desert Candle (Caulanthus inflatus) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: sandy or gravelly soils on dry open slopes in brush or deserts. Range: Southern California and southwestern Nevada.

[ Hoary Cress (Lepidium draba) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: roadsides, fields, and old lots. This plant's range is throughout the world.

[ Heart-Leaved Bittercress (Cardamine cordifolia) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: along mountain stream banks and alpine meadows. Range: British Columbia; south to northern California; east to New Mexico, Wyoming, and and Idaho.

[ Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Occasionally the seeds of this plant are used for mustard, but regular table mustard comes (mostly) from Black Mustard (B. nigra)
Habitat: fields, roadsides, and old lots.

[ Rusty Popcorn-Flower (Plagiobothrys nothofulvus) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: open places, commonly in grass. Range: south-central Washington to northern Baja California.

[ Chiming Bells (Mertensia ciliata) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: stream banks, seeps, and wet meadows.

[ Wayside Gromwell (Lithospermum ruderale) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: open places in sagebrush, juniper, or pine. Range: northeastern California to western Colorado; north to western Canada.

[ Puccoon (Lithospermum incisum) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: dry open plains and foothills. Range: British Columbia, western Montana, Utah, and Arizona; east across Canada to Ontario; south to Illinois and Texas.

[ Quail Plant (Heliotropium curassavicum) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: open alkaline or saline soil, often in sand or clay, common in beds of dried ponds. Range: western United States; east to the Great Plains and across southern United States; Mexico, South America.

[ Fragrant Heliotrope (Heliotropium convolvulaceum) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: dunes and other sandy places in deserts and arid grasslands. Range: southeastern California to southern Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, and western Texas; south to northern Mexico.

[ Pacific Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum grande) | Posted on June 25, 2020 ]

Habitat: dry shaded places in woods. Range: southern California to western Washington.

[ Howard's Alpine Forget-Me-Not (Eritrichium howardii) | Posted on June 23, 2020 ]

The genus name comes from the Greek erion (which means "wool") and trichos (which means "hair"), referring to the hairs on the plants, which on Howard's Alpine Forget-Me-Not (E. howardii) of western Montana and northern Wyoming are so dense they usually hide the leaf surface.

[ Yellow Cryptantha (Oreocarya flava) | Posted on June 23, 2020 ]

Habitat: open sandy areas, common on plains and among juniper. Range: northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico; north to southwestern Wyoming.

[ Shrubby Tiquilia (Tiquilia greggii) | Posted on June 23, 2020 ]

The feathery calyx, surrounding and carrying the tiny one-seeded fruit, is blown by the wind.

[ Common Fiddleneck (Amsinckia intermedia) | Posted on June 23, 2020 ]

Habitat: along roadsides, fields, and other dry, open places. Range: Baja California to Arizona; north to Idaho and Washington.

[ Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) | Posted on June 23, 2020 ]

Habitat: along desert washes, streams, and highways where water collects. Range: Southern California to southern Texas; south into northern Mexico.

[ Northern Inside-Out Flower (Vancouveria hexandra) | Posted on June 23, 2020 ]

Habitat: shady coniferous woods. Range: western Washington to northwestern California.

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