Monday, May 22, 2006

Wildflowers Blooming Out of Season

At a recent meeting of the Folsom Native Plant Society, several members reported that many varieties of fall blooming wildflowers were blooming now. Those early bloomers observed were: Goldenrod, Fall Asters, Mist Flower and the introduced, Crocosmia.

Spring this year has also had unusual weather with several cold snaps well into April and very dry weather. We are currently experiencing a drought and many of the plants that were damaged by Katrina are dying because of the lack of rain. This is the second driest Spring in weather history.

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