Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pacific bleeding heart ~ 03/25/14 ~ Lewis Creek

Papaveraceae (formerly Fumariaceae)

I really like bleeding hearts and rarely get to see them out in the wild closer to home. These don't quite look like the pale pink wider ones that I posted from Washington last year, but that may be because these blooms are young.  Maybe they'll lighten in color as they age?  Reported bloom times are June-July on Calflora and May-July on Yosemite Hikes.  Another early bloomer?


Jennifer said...

I like bleeding hearts too. This one is like a lovely jewel in the midst of that green.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks, Jennifer. It does look like a pendant.