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San Joaquin River Gorge Wildflowers

 
Spice bush also known as sweet-shrub. This deciduous shrub is found in moist shady places sometimes near canyons and streamsides. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Calycanthus occidentalis
Spice bush also known as sweet-shrub. This deciduous shrub is found in moist shady places sometimes near canyons and streamsides. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)

Eschscholzia californica
California State Flower
California poppies make a striking display against a moss and lichen-covered granite boulder. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)

California poppies make a striking display against a moss and lichen-covered granite boulder.Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Found on open hillsides usually in deep soil. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Orthocarpus purpurascens
Owl's clover.
Found on open hillsides usually in deep soil. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Asclepias californica
Milkweed is an important plant to butterflies and is also used by Native Americans for string and basketry materials. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Milkweed is an important plant to butterflies and is also used by Native Americans for string and basketry materials. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
 
Lupine. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)

Lupinus bicolor
Lupine. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Collinsia heterophylla
The purple pagodas of Chinese houses and the bright yellow coreopsis create a brightly colored blanket on the shady slopes of the San Joaquin River Gorge. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
The purple pagodas of Chinese houses and the bright yellow coreopsis create a brightly colored blanket on the shady slopes of the San Joaquin River Gorge. Sweetly fragrant Bush lupines create brilliant spots of purplish-blue on the landscape.Wild azelea are clustered on a shady and moist north-facing slope. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
Sweetly fragrant Bush lupines create brilliant spots of purplish-blue on the landscape.Wild azelea are clustered on a shady and moist north-facing slope. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)Lupinus albifrons
Sweetly fragrant Bush lupines create brilliant spots of purplish-blue on the landscape. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
looking at a close up of one.
Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)
looking at a close up of one. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM)

Wild azelea are clustered on a shady and moist north-facing slope. Photo by Tracy Rowland(BLM) 

 

 

 

Mimulus aurantiacus
Wild azelea are clustered on a shady and moist
north-facing slope. Photo by Tracy Rowland (BLM).

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