|Gold star, Crocidium multicaule, with fool's onion and wild rose leaves.|
A small guide to this spot, Woodhus Slough, published in 1995, gives the blooming time for these as early spring: March through April. We looked for them this year in April, but there were none to be found. They're running a full month late.
The white flowers above are fool's onion:
|Triteleia hyacinthina. Not an onion. The midvein is a purplish blue.|
We also found a few Hooker's onions:
|Allium acuminatum. This is an onion, edible, but not common, so should be left alone.|
Note: a couple of weeks ago, I put my pocket camera down on a picnic table and the wind grabbed it and threw it on the cement slab, and now it doesn't work. I've dug out my old underwater pocket camera, an 8 year old model; these photos were trial shots. Not too bad for the cheapest of the old underwater cameras. This one's supposed to be shockproof, too; I wish it had been the one caught by the wind.