What's blooming

Max Withers maxwithers@gmail.com
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:32:16 PST
Yesterday my first Tecophilaea cyanocrocus opened. I laughed out loud
when I saw the image in my camera viewfinder: the color really is
un-digitizable. Still, I had to try:


Also: Bulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica. Still going: Lachenalia
spp., Tropaeolum tricolor.

For Bay Area galanthophiles: I saw my first west coast snowdrop last
week in an east-facing yard in North Oakland. I did a fairly dramatic
double-take, having assumed it was Allium triquetum. No idea what
species/taxon. Unless someone planted a single snowdrop in their front
yard (anything is possible here!), it had the maudlin look of a
dwindling clump. A neighboring Leucojum colony seemed much healthier.

Max Withers
Oakland CA

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