Wildflowers of Rancho Murieta
March 14, 2017

The Cosumnes River was wild and raging this winter after uncommon torrential rains. Much of the former trail
was washed away where it follows the river edge. Thankfully trails on the hillside were lovely with lush with flowers.

Photos by Jan Fetler

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Chris

Chris

Chris

Chris

Wild River

High Water Lline

Former Road

Former Road

Former Trail

Stranded Stool

River Bed this year

Similar view from the past

Valley Oak
Quercus lobata

Valley Oak
Quercus lobata

Spider Lupine
Lupinus benthamiil

Spider Lupine
Lupinus benthamiil

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Live Forever
Dudleya cymosa

Rock

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Tufted Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa

Tufted Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa

Tufted Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa

Colorful hillside

Tufted Poppy
Eschscholzia caespitosa

Colorful hillside

Colorful hillside

Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria

Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria

Ithuriel's Spear
Triteleia laxa

Ithuriel's Spear
Triteleia laxa

Oxalis

Fiddle Neck
Amsinckia intermedia

Fiddle Neck
Amsinckia intermedia

Purple Sanicle
Sanicula bipinatifida

Mystery carpet

Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia californica

Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia californica

Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia californica

Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia californica

Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia californica

Vultures

Vultures

Spring Vetch
Vicia sativa

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Sky Lupine
Lupinus nanus

Cow's Udder Clover
Trifolium depauperatum

Cow's Udder Clover
Trifolium depauperatum

Sky Lupine
Lupinus nanus

Sky Lupine
Lupinus nanus

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