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Witch Creek Fire Followers: Part 1
A Colorful New Generation Develops From Ashes
© W.P. Armstrong 25 March 2008
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Post Burn Wildflowers: Sony T-9

Hydrophyllaceae: Phacelia parryi (Parry Phacelia)

Hydrophyllaceae: Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida (Caterpillar Phacelia)

Hydrophyllaceae: Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia var. chrysanthemifolia (Eucrypta)

Boraginaceae: Amsinckia menziesii var intermedia (Yellow Fiddleneck)

Boraginaceae: Cryptantha intermedia (White Forget-Me-Not)

Brassicaceae: Caulanthus heterophyllus var. heterophyllus (Jewel Flower)

Onagraceae: Camissonia bistorta (California Sun Cup)

Cactaceae: Opuntia littoralis (Coast Prickly-Pear)

Primulaceae: Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. clevelandii (Cleveland Shooting Star)

Alliaceae: Allium praecox (Wild Onion)

Themidaceae: Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum (Blue Dicks)

Cucurbitaceae: Marah macrocarpus var. macrocarpus (Wild Cucumber)

A distant hillside photographed with a Sony H-5 set on extreme telephoto (12x).  Several
sprawling wild cucumber vines cover the ashy slope etched by numerous erosion channels.

Male flowers and spiny seed capsule of wild cucumber.

Which one of these is a wild cucumber seed, not an M & M's ® Peanut?

Polemoniaceae: Linanthus dianthiflorus (Ground Pink)

Asteraceae: Senecio californicus (California Senecio)

Asteraceae: Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips)

Portulacaceae: Calandrinia ciliata (Red Maids)
Nikon D-40x With 60mm Micro Nikkor macro lens.

Fabaceae: Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii (San Diego Sweet Pea)

Nyctaginaceae: Mirabilis californica (Wild Four O'Clock)

Scrophulariaceae: Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis (Coast Paintbrush)

Scrophulariaceae: Antirrhinum kelloggii (Climbing Snapdragon)

Papaveraceae: Papaver californicum (Fire Poppy)

Papaveraceae: Platystemon californicus (Cream Cups)

Crassulaceae: Crassula connata (Pigmy Weed)

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