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Some Wildflowers Take Advantage of Drought

April 03, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Yes, it’s been a dry year. But that’s not entirely a bad thing for annual natives like wildflowers, which are finding a rare opportunity to restore their seed banks.

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How Are Wildflowers Coping with the Drought?

February 13, 2014 by Sue Rosenthal

It’s tough to be a plant when there’s no water! Rainfall is one of the most critical—and most unpredictable—of all the factors that affect wildflower bloom. So how are they coping?

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Ithuriel’s Spear and Other Spears of Springtime

April 11, 2013 by Ron Sullivan

Ithuriel’s spear and similar flowers are some of our most charismatic springtime blooms. Just don’t drive off the road next time they show their stuff!

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Turning Blue: Ain’t nothing but a hound’s tongue!

March 29, 2013 by John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws turns his naturalist’s eye and paintbrushes to the hound’s tongue, one of our early spring bloomers.

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Bay Area native plants play it safe, biologically speaking

March 14, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

Bay Area plant species bloom to their own tune. Our plants are always sending something out, but they’ve also learned to play it safe.

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SFGate Outdoors

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The SF Chronicle’s Outdoors section

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Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of Edgewood is a volunteer group that supports Edgewood County Park on the Peninsula. The group organizes docent-led wildflower walks, assists in restoration work at the park, and maps the park’s resources.

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California Native Plant Society – Willis Linn Jepson Chapter (Solano County)

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Solano County chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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California Native Plant Society – Yerba Buena Chapter (SF and N Peninsula)

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

San Francisco and northern Peninsula chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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California Native Plant Society – Santa Clara Valley Chapter

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Santa Clara Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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