With the July thundershowers we’ve been having lately, the wildflowers have been going off!
There are many varieties of penstemon. The purple ones in this picture are the slender penstemon. Coyote Mint the white flower also known as Pennyroyal are very common on Mt. Shasta and are only found in California except for one subspecies that grows in Oregon. Coyote Mint puts out a very fragrant peppermint type of smell.
Panther Meadows is just starting to bloom with wildflowers after the snow melts in early July. This is a beautiful area to visit.
Please respect the meadows by staying on the trails.
This wildflower also known as Skyrocket is almost done. There are still a few places they can be seen on Mt. Shasta.
This interested wildflower can be found at 7,000ft and higher.
What’s happening on the other mountain range…daisies, orchids, Biglow’s Sneezeweed flowers and more!
My favorite hiking and skiing buddy~Gerald Spini
King Gentius, in the second century BC, ruled Illyria, a Balkan country located in what is now Yugoslavia.. The king believed that the roots of a certain flowering plant had medicinal value. He was wrong, but the plant has been associated with his name ever since, and so we have “Gentian” today.
Temperatures in the Mt. Shasta area have been very comfortable. It’s gonna get hot this week~http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Mount+Shasta+CA+96067:4:US
Wanna go on a wildflower hike~
Give me a call at 530-926-3250
Have a great week!