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Two new BFS plants

Two new plants have recently been discovered at the BFS. Many thanks to Leroy Gross and Erika Gardner of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for identifying the plants and making voucher specimens. Gilia angelensis A patch of Gilia angelensis (Chaparral Gilia) is flowering in a grassy area along the path by the Foothill Blvd […]

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Delphiniums (blue)!

There once was a Dormouse who lived in a bed Of delphiniums (blue) and geraniums (red), And all the day long he’d a wonderful view Of geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue). Well, the BFS doesn’t have any geraniums (or dormice), but we do have a wonderful view of delphiniums (blue), and they’re blooming right now. […]

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Signs of Spring

Spring has definitely arrived at the BFS! In the last week Amsinckia menziesii, Rancher’s Fireweed, has started blooming all over the East Field — a veritable sea of gold. Manager Stephen Dreher’s efforts last year to mow the non-native grasses before they went to seed seems to have really paid off in encouraging our native […]

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