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Brodiaea lutea
Triteleia ixioides
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Pretty Face: The 110th Flower of Spring & Summer!

Pretty Face: The 110th Flower of Spring & Summer!
(Please scroll down to see three more pictures! :D)

NOTE: Taking Saturday off, new pix on Sunday night! :)

I've learned so much about flowers since I began this project in February, and one thing that surprised me was how many lily species we have growing here! I've always pictured lilies growing wild in tropical locations, so it was kind of amazing to discover that lilies can be found all over the northern hemisphere! I've also been programmed to believe that a lily is huge and blooms atop a tall stem, but that's not true either, as I have found out with each new lily species here on our property! :)

I called this stunning flower by its common name even before I saw that it is, in fact, called a Pretty Face! :D These stunning flowers grow in our Oak forests and look like they're formed from wax and then painted with bright colors! Discovering them for the first time a year ago last May caused me to squeal in delight, and I did so again when I found them this year. The plants stand 8"-24" in height with blossoms which are about 1" in diameter. They are uncommon and can be found in northern California and southwestern Oregon.

If you would like to know more about this flower, Wiki has a page here: Wiki: Pretty Face (Triteleia ixioides)

By the way, I've uploaded two other pictures today and I hope you'll visit them too!

Thanks to all of you who have visited and have left comments and favorites! I try to go to all of your pages within a day or two and is a highlight for me to see your beautiful photography! :)


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