Carrizo Plain Wildflowers
Peak bloom on March 26, 2005
Field of poppies, lupin, goldfields and owl's clover
-- a California classic. Acres (at left and below) of an aster, probably common monolopia.
Thistle sage (above) and desert larkspur (at right) were two of the bigger wildflowers.
Carrizo is mostly famous for its wildlife though we were blinded by flowers and saw little. A raptor's nest in an old windmill hinted at what's here but there are also elk and pronghorn antelope, among others.
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