Spring flowers

Richard richrd@nas.com
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:45:06 PDT
I've been wandering around eastern Washington looking at early flowers  2000 to 3000' elevation. 

This is a cool comparison of Erythronium grandiflorum  showing variation in stamen color from pale yellow to red. Be fun to see if they are true to seed. The red stamens are quite striking.

Erythronium 1
Erythronium 2

Fritillaria pudica in natural habitat

Allium robinsonii, near Wanapum Dam. Every time I have tried to collect seed for this one the local winds blow away ripe seed pods before I can get back. Maybe this year. 

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