I would like to share with you some of the secrets and the delights of living on the beautiful Mendocino/Sonoma Coast. From the majesty of the Gray Whale migration to the smallest wildflower blooming in a Redwood forest,
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Fringed Corn Lilies are beginning to bloom on the Mendonoma Coast
Fringed Corn Lilies, Veratrum fimbriatum, are rare, growing in shaded, moist areas on the Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts. The plant's leaves are quite beautiful when they emerge in the spring. Fringed Corn Lilies are beginning to bloom as we head for the first day of autumn. The leaves now show wear and tear, but the beautiful blossom rises above it all.
I have two pictures of the blossom to share with you. First John Sperry's photo, showing the fresh blossom and the riddled leaves.
And next is Nan Brichetto's close-up photo of the blossom.