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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fritillaria liliacea

The Fragrant Fritillary
I hope I have mentioned here before a book called "Two Years Before The Mast", While there is no description of the plants, he writes about San Francisco bay before it was shortly conquered and developed for during the gold rush days. It's a really great read especially if you are at all interested in early coastal California history. Most of this species native habitat is now gone and you can see why if you read the book, 

F. liliacea with F. agrestis in the background.
The raised beds are full of flowers now, the temperatures have really moderated as well. It felt like frost was in the air on Thursday night, but so far we have dodged the bullet. Off and on showers for some of the weekend, but a bit of it was dry. 

Cheers, 
Mark

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