Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wildflowers on Red Car Property

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 7, 2009. Wildflowers blooming near the Silver Lake Ave. public staircase, facing south toward, Rose Scharlin Preschool. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Little white butterflies flock to these wildflowers growing in bushes up to four feet tall, all over the Red Car Property. They are likely non-native. It's worth clicking on the above photo to see detail in the petals and sharp spikes on the buds. If you know the name of this plant, please send the name or a link to us at
UPDATE 4-22-09: Thanks to a reader for identifying this plant as non-native Wild Radish, (Raphanus sativus L). It's highly invasive, but pretty nonetheless.