California’s Wildflower Treasures

with Ron Parsons

Monday, June 19, 2000

A vivid display of some of California’s most beautiful wildflowers, some very localized and rare. Ron has traveled widely throughout California looking for his favorites which include Fritillaria, Lilium, Calochortus, Erythronium, Mimulus etc. He has been interested in world-wide species of orchids for many years and became interested in California’s flowers about ten years ago. California has an unusually large number of rare and endemic species due to its many varied habitats ranging from below sea level to the highest peak in the lower 48 states.