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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea coronaria)

Because Victoria is on the Northwest Pacific Coast people often assume that (like Vancouver) Victoria is a very rainy place. It's not. It's much drier than Vancouver and by this time of year much of spring's green grass and ground cover has dried and turned a coppery golden shade. It's about this time of year that we see this lovely little purple wildflower called Harvest Brodiaea. The above-ground parts of the plant wither by the time it blooms so all one sees are these little flowers floating above the dry grass. These were photographed a few days ago in Highrock Park.