Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Golden Smoke and White Bladderpod

Photo by Ned Harris 2/8/2012
This is in the Poppy Family (Papaveraceae), like the Mexican Gold Poppy. It's called Golden Smoke - or Scrambled Eggs (Corydalis aurea) (Don't eat it, though.) We found this one in the sand below the dam. Find the rock with the faucet coming out of it, face it, then walk to the right. Look under the bushes and trees.

Photo by Ned Harris
This is in the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae), White Bladderpod (Physaria purpurea) and can be seen on Bear Bridge. Look under the trees and bushes that have Wild Cucumber growing on them. (North side, before you get to any water.) There are only a few of these plants, but they are well worth looking for.
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