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Year of Pollination: Scarlet Gilia and Its Pollinators

Flowers that are visited and/or pollinated by hummingbirds typically fit the following description: petals are brightly colored, often red; petals are fused to form a long, narrow tube; a “landing pad” is absent; abundant nectar is produced deep within the flower; and fragrance is weak or nonexistent. 977 more words



This is known as the Skyrocket flower. It’s scientific name is Scarlet Gilia and it grows all over the western United States. It can be found in desert canyons, mountain meadows, and subalpine boulder fields. 56 more words


They call it "Skyrocket"

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket ~ Ipomopsis aggregata, Gilia aggregata

Fall color in the Sierras

Nights are cold enough now in early September at 8-10,000 foot elevations in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California to produce some beautiful color in the vegetation there. 370 more words


stopping on the Bridesville-Rock Creek road for the bluebird (of happiness)

We’re spending a few days exploring in the Similkameen-Boundary area under blue skies filled with tumbling clouds. Today we drove to Grand Forks, taking the winding Bridesville-Rock Creek road through the most beautiful soft forests and grasslands. 234 more words