Wild Flowers


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— Richard Jones (plateau north of Kernville

Living on this planet is what I perceive to be heaven. Finding a field of wildflowers being visited by butterflies or birds fills me with gratitude for the magnificence of our earth. Being a biologist makes me understand the intricate interrelationships of many of the plants and creatures. So many that are not especially photographable upon first impression, may in fact end up being the key to an entire life cycle. Such is the nature of life; always respect what you understand the least and maybe someday one of your discoveries may in fact hold the key to the entire puzzle.

       — Alison Sheehey, Kern River Valley Biologist


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Color in Flora


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Wildflowers in the Southern Sierra Nevada and Kern River Valley


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Wildflowers in Arizona and Utah


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Cereus Peruvianus


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Stapelia Gigantea


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Milkweed and the Monarch


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Fouquieria


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Eschscholzia californica


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Caesalpinia


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Asclepias Curassavica


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Pelargonium Carnosum


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Astragalus


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Kalanchoe


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