Loney Meadow Wildflowers

Off of Highway 20 in the sierras there are some PG&E lakes and some very tricky 4WD roads that take you to some spectacular areas. One of those is Loney Meadow, a hidden gem that was recently restored from cattle grazing.

I hate when people do that to the signs.

Pink pussy paws

Lupine

A different lupine

Can you see the spider?

A little closer then

Some shooting stars

Paintbrush

Not 100% on this one, well, not even 5%

This looked like a lilac

Buttercup

Some penstemon near the center and lots of blue eyed grass

I think these were just weeds

Crimson columbine

Towering larkspur

Look a bit like white elephant’s head

A clover

Wooly mule’s ear

Elderberry or poison angelica

A much better view of this spectacular meadow before we head up the hill

On the way we saw these immense aspens which were all connected at the roots around a boggy area

The snow plant indicated a high elevation and pines nearby

They are parasites of the pines, feeding off the nutrients in the roots

Next up, Rock Lakes further up the trail from the meadow.

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