South Bay Wildflower Report: February 10, 2013

Yesterday I went out for a hike in Santa Teresa County Park with the dual goals of 1) getting some exercise and 2) checking out the current status of wildflowers. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you probably know that wildflowers are one of my favorite subjects to photograph, and every spring I get to start my ‘collection’ anew. The first week of February is still a bit early for wildflowers but nevertheless, I wanted to see if anything was blooming to set a baseline for the upcoming months. I found a few flowers, and I know that with the Shooting Star and Manzanita, other flowers will soon follow. Here’s the short list of wildflowers I spotted.

Shooting Star wildflower along the Stiles Ranch Trail
Shooting Star along the Stiles Ranch Trail
Red Maid wildflowers along the Stiles Ranch Trail
Red Maid along the Stiles Ranch Trail
Manzanita wildflower Blossoms along the Fortini Trail
Manzanita Blossoms along the Fortini Trail
Two poppy wildflowers blowing in the wind along the Rocky Ridge Trail
Two poppies blowing in the wind along the Rocky Ridge Trail

I’ll be doing a lot of dayhiking in the upcoming months around the bay area so you can look forward to additional wildflower reports. And if you see anything interesting please comment and let me know!

Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd

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  • Karl

    Very similar report from Henry Coe yesterday! Shooting Stars and Manzanita are peaking about now, and the Mule Ears have tiny buds developing on them. A little more rain would help (but not immediately before Henry Coe Backcountry Weekend!) http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2020743