Early Flowers for January and February

by Doreen Smith

Always depending on the weather conditions several Marin native plant
species can flower very early in the year.

Some plants of the month for January and  February are

Little Stickyseed, Blennosperma nanum var. nanum
Milkmaids, Cardamine californica
Bluedicks, Dipterostemon capitatus
Fremont’s Death Camas, Toxicoscordion fremontii
Shooting Star, Primula hendersonii

Photos by Vernon and Doreen Smith

Blennosperma nanum var. robustum (Point Reyes blennosperma)


Cardamine californica (milkmaids)


Dipterostemon capitatus bluedicks


Toxicoscordion fremontii (star-lily, Fremont’s zigadene)


Primula hendersonii ER2

Primula hendersonii (shooting stars)