As of March 24, there’s still not much blooming yet. Harbinger of spring is in full bloom, or even slightly past, and round-lobed hepatica (pictured) and lyre-leaved rock cress seem to be at their peaks. Spring beauties are blooming but not en masse. Other native plants seen just starting to open:
- Virginia bluebells
- cut-leaved toothwort
- star chickweed
- wild blue phlox
- common blue violet
Golden ragwort is starting, too, well downstream of the Carderock area. Dutchman’s breeches and trout lily foliage is now visible through the leaf litter.
Until the show really gets going I’ll keep posting about Anza-Borrego.