Wildflower Hike in Weaverville, California

Beautiful close up of a native wild flower in Trinity county california the Calypso Orchid, which is a bright fuschia purple with a beard petal of the same color and black and brown dots.

Happy May Day!  What better way to start the month than with some beautiful flowers!

 

I went for a short hike last weekend and looked at wild flowers in the East Weaver Basin Trail.  It was beautiful, there were quite a few flowers!  But it was raining quite a bit!

 

I managed to get some nice photos of these flowers, native to Trinity county, California. Pictured here is the Calypso Orchid, a native wild flower.

The hike was great, quite a few people, I hope to get back this week on a sunny day.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful close up of a native wild flower in Trinity county california the Calypso Orchid, which is a bright fuschia purple with a beard petal of the same color and black and brown dots.
Native wildflower, the Calypso Orchid, Trinity county.

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured s an oak tree trunk and several hound's tongue wild flowers growiing around. The hounds tongue is a big broad leaves at the ground and a stalk coming up with tiny bluish purple flowers and some are reddish purple.
Hound’s Tongue Wild flowers in Trinity county, native species of wild flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hound’s Tongue is another native wild flower to Trinity county.  It has beautiful bright green leaves that are broad, and then one large stem or stalk coming out and there are flowers at the top of the stem. There was a lot of Hound’s Tongue flowering and growing everywhere.  Where at the Calypso orchid we saw one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful close up chot of the flower of the Hound's Tongue it has bright purple five petals with a white circle of pistals, and then a black and yellow center.
Hound’s Tongue Wildflower in Weaverville, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hound’s Tongue was found all over on this hike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This native to Trinity county wild flower is a tiny little purple and black and yellow flower with black and yellow on the very front tip and a purple flower that is looking like a dragon fly, one stem has several flowers shooting off.
Native wild flowers Henderson’s Shooting Star in Trinity county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trinity county native wild flowers are so beautiful! Many of these flowers do not grow at my house, the area we went for a hike at was very wooded, wet, and hilly.  This native wild flower is from the Primerose family.

Next sis the beautiful Henderson’s Shooting Star, this flower is very tiny and delicate with several flowers shooting out, of one star shaped flower.  It’s tiny stalk with multiple stalks coming out which have the flowers.  There were lots of shooting stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showy phlox is a bright pink wild flower in Trinity county, pictured is a piece of wood with a showy phlox facing down after a rain and rain drops on the backs of the petals.
Beautiful showy phlox after a spring rain.

 

 

 

 

These are called Showy Phlox, in the Phlox famly apparently.

This natve wild flower to Trinity county likes the wooded and rocky hillsides, They also bloom in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured s a bright pink flower with a kelly green leaves in the background, showy phlox is a Trinity county native wild flower from the phox family.
Showy phlox is a beautiful bright pink native wild flower in the phlox family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tall Mountain Larkspur or Dwarf Larkspur?

 

 

 

Lastly we have Mountain Larkspur, which is a tall stem with lots of purple flowers.  We only saw some tiny ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Lupin in Chico, California

Recently I went to good ole Chico and of course it was just as wonderful as always.  The weather was gorgeous and I stopped by a little park to take photos of this field filled with yellow lupin. 
Field of wild yellow lupin in Chico California.
Field of wild yellow lupin in Chico.
Yellow lupin and blue skies, with puffy clouds, in Chico, CA, a large field of it.
Beautiful yellow lupin and bright blue skies in Chico.
Beautiful field of yellow lupin in Butte county, with blue sky and puffy white clouds.

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Beautiful yellow and black with blue highlights, swallowtail butterfly on Chinese lilac.

Chinese Lilac and Swallowtail Butterfly

swallowtail_butterfly_trinity_county_CA (4)

Close up of a yellow and black swallowtail butterfly on a Chinese lilac, a purple lilac color.

Swallowtail butterfly in Trinity county, California

 

 

 

I love both this flower, and the butterfly.  The butterflies, Swallowtails you see all around Trinity and Shasta counties, and all of California.

The flower on the other hand, I have only seen in Trinity county along the Trinity river.  My mother called it a Chinese Lilac but I am not sure that is what it is.  We didn’t plant it, and it just came up along the river.  The insects and butterflies do love it.

Please if you know the actual name of the flower let me know.  It is also very fragrant.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Beautiful purple flowers with tiny tiny petals, and very tall stem with very shart needles all over it and big bulbs under the purple flower.

Wild Chicory, Common Mullein, Sweet Peas, and Purple Thistle

Chicory growing, it is a cornflower blue color and has 10+ petals each petal has a ragged edge.
Wild Chicory in Trinity county.
These are all weeds and flowers that are wild in Trinity county, and some are native, some are not.  Chicory is a native or Trinity county, the light blue flower on the left.  And below also is  a picture of Chicory blooming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured below is wild sweet pea flowers, which are the pink flowers.  Also the tall yellow flower stalk is Verbascum thapsus great mullein or common mullein.  It is all over the place in Trinity county. This is a very large one and probably very old.

Verbascum thapsus, great mullein or common mullein
Verbascum thapsus, great mullein or common mullein
is a genus of perennial and biennial flowering plants in the Asteraceae.
Cirsium , known commonly as thistles

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save