Thursday, March 31, 2011


posted 04/07/11 - More often than not I see flannel bushes in yards and on the side of the highways where they're obviously planted and could be cultivars. I don't remember ever seeing them growing out in the wild. For the purposes of this Nature ID blog, they should probably be considered garden flowers. According to the records for Monterey County, it looks like they grow in the Santa Lucia Mountains where I rarely go hiking and may not for a while considering Highway 1 collapsed around the Rocky Creek area 3 weeks ago. For those out of the area and are considering visiting Big Sur this summer, you may want to check that the highway has been fixed beforehand.

8 comments:

Janet said...

There are enormous ones in the native section of the arboretum in Golden Gate Park - I love them - sadly my backyard up north is pure clay and the waterlog and rot....

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I wasn't aware of the slide-out on Hwy 1 while I was away last month. Well to be honest, I don't have to be away to be unaware of what is going on around me. Anyway, I found the part about the skaters enjoying the benefit of the highway closure amusing. Thanks for that link. As for your post, California flannel bush, just another item I wasn't aware of.

PDX Nature Nut said...

I really like what you're doing with this blog. Very unique! I come down to the Central CA Coast about once a year, so it will be interesting for me to look through here, and see what things I might see down there, or if I've ever seen any of them up here in Portland/Oregon.

Wren said...

I don't think we have these in the east. Nice, bright yellow to brighten the day.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Janet, hope you get to visit the GGP arboretum now and again. It's probably like going down memory lane for you.

Sinband and friends, glad to hear you're getting information from my blog.

PDX, we used to visit friends and family in OR (Phoenix to Portland) more often, but it's been a busy many months for us. Thanks for your compliments.

Wren, nice to have you visit my blog. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate the one day you came to visit.

Allison said...

What a beautiful area you live in.

The pines are just lovely, too.

Nature-Drunk said...

There is a spectacular flannel bush near the I-5 in my hometown. If I get down that way, I will take photos and email them to you. Or, perhaps I will post them to my blog next Wordless Wednesday : ) You are welcome to add them to your collection. Blessings.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Allison, the same could be said about where you live, too. I love seeing different parts of the world through blogs - it's like virtual traveling.

Amber, thanks for your offer, but ALL pictures on Nature ID are taken by me or my husband. I look forward to your Wordless Wednesday.