California wildflowers

Swallowtail butterfly visiting Field cluster lilies and (non-native) winter vetch

If I’m hiking near Lake Natoma or Folsom Lake in the springtime, there’s just no way I’m going to pass by the gorgeous wildflowers without making a photograph. Some of these flowers I’ve come to know by name, but others remain a mystery to me. I consider it a bonus if I can identify them online and find out that they’re native to California.

Meadow lupine near Folsom Lake Crossing

Foothill shooting star (Dodecatheon hendersonii)

Well guarded by poison oak

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