Native plant profile: the desert bluebell
Last updated 3/20/2008 at Noon
Wildflower season has started in Southern California and this year promises to be a doozy.
The long wet period starting early in winter following on the heals of last year’s fires will make for amazing displays of annual flowers, many of which are considered to be fire followers, adapted to bloom best after their area has burned.
Many poppies, bluebells, pinks, larkspurs and other familiar flower names have local forms that bloom best after fire.
The desert also received early rains and the Anza-Borrego Park Service estimates that the bloom there will peak this weekend. Call (760) 767-...