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North Fork Yuba River, Canyon Creek Trail, May 5, 2007
We begin in the merry month of May, because Richard acquired a camera. The sequence of photos starts at the end of the trail, where Canyon Creek flows into the North Fork of the Yuba, and works back to the trailhead.
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001 Umbrella Plant

Darmera Peltata.

Flowers emerge before
large clumps of leaves; flower close up; Fall color.
002 Pine Rose

Rosa pinetorum.

Near the mouth of Canyon Creek, right about the high water mark. Close up.
003 Redstem Springbeauty

A species of Miner's Lettuce, Claytonia rubra ssp. Rubra. In the flood plain just upstream from the mouth of Canyon Creek.
004 Yellow Star Tulip

Calochortus monophyllus.
005 Pink Alumroot

Huechera rubescens
006 Bleeding Hearts

Dicentra formosa.
007 Wild Strawberry.

Fragaria vesca.
008 Violet species (Yellow flowers)
009 "Not Blue" Lupine species

R: Canyon Creek in Spring.
011 Blue Dicks

Dichelostemma capitatum ssp.

The first one is growing in part shade, the second in full sun.
  012 Delphinium, Larkspur

Possibly Delphinium gracilentium.

I had a hard time getting these to hold still.
013 Lupine species

This one is about knee-high. Note variegated color.
014 Rock plant
015 White-tipped Clover

Trifolium variegatum.
016 Unknown little pink ones
017 Kellogg's Monkeyflower

Mimulus kelloggii.
018 Yellow Clover species

Trifolium sp.

Reminds me of a plant I knew in the valley I referred to as "burr clover"
019 Common or Sticky Cinquefoil

Potentilla glandulosa.
020 Sticky Monkeyflower

Mimulus bifidus.

Known locally as Azalea Monkeyflower.
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