Pink, Red or Purple Flowers

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Checkerbloom

Common name: Checkerbloom

Scientific name: Sidalcea calycosa
Family: Malvaceae (mallow)
Habitat: vernal pools, wet grassland
Size: plant up to 12 inches tall, flower 1.5 to 2.0 cm across

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Douglas’s Beardstyle

Common name: Douglas’s Beardstyle

Scientific name: Pogogyne douglasii
Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Habitat: vernal pools, wet grassland
Size: plant 1 to 4 inches tall, flower 9 to 20 mm long and 7 to 10 mm across

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Downingia

Common name: Downingia

Scientific name: Downingia species
Family: Campanulaceae (bellflower)
Habitat: vernal pools
Size: Plants are 3 to 10 inches tall; each flower is 7 to 18 mm; Downingia Bicornuta usually has larger flowers than the other two species.

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Elegant Brodiaea

Common name: Elegant Brodiaea

Scientific name: Brodiaea elegans
Family: Liliaceae (lily)
Habitat: vernal pools, wet grassland
Size: plant up to 1 foot tall; flower 4 to 5 cm across

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Field Cluster Lily

Common name: Field Cluster Lily

Scientific name: Dichelostemma capitatum
Family: Liliaceae (lily)
Habitat: grasslands, woodlands
Size: plant up to 1 foot tall, flower 8 to 12 mm across in clusters

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Filaree or Storksbill

Common name: Filaree or Storksbill

Scientific name: Erodium botrys
Family: Geraniaceae (geranium)
Habitat: grassland (often disturbed)
Size: plant 4 to 36 inches tall, flower 1.5 cm across, seed up to 10 cm long

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Red Maids

Common name: Red Maids

Scientific name: Calandrinia ciliata
Family: Portulacaceae (purslane)
Habitat: grassland (disturbed)
Size: plant with stems up to 1 foot; flower 8 to 30 mm across

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Sacramento Beardstyle

Common name: Sacramento Beardstyle

Scientific name: Pogogyne zizyphoroides
Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Habitat: vernal pools, wet grassland
Size: plant 1 to 4 inches tall, flower 4 to 8 mm long and 2 to 3 mm across

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Scarlet Pimpernel

Common name: Scarlet Pimpernel

Scientific name: Anagallis arvensis
Family: Primulaceae (primrose)
Habitat: wet grassland
Size: plant up to 16 inches tall; flower 7 to 11 mm across

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Coyote-thistle

Common name: Vasey’s Coyote-thistle

Scientific name: Eryngium castrense
Family: Apiaceae (carrot)
Habitat: vernal pools
Size: plant 8 to 18 inches tall, flower 2 to 3 mm in the summer

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Vernal Pool Monkeyflower

Common name: Vernal Pool Monkeyflower

Scientific name: Mimulus tricolor
Family: Scrophulariaceae (figwort)
Habitat: vernal pools
Size: plant 1 to 5 inches tall, flower 10 to 25 mm

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White-tipped Clover

Common name: White-tipped Clover

Scientific name: Trifolium variegatum
Family: Fabaceae (pea)
Habitat: vernal pools, wet grassland
Size: plant 8 to 14 inches tall, flower 1.5 to 2.0 cm

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Winter Vetch

Common name: Winter Vetch

Scientific name: Vicia villosa
Family: Fabaceae (pea)
Habitat: grassland (often disturbed)
Size: Plants are long and viney, growing up to a few feet long; each flower is 1 to 1.5 cm long, the clusters have 10-30 flowers.

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