In my previous post about the Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve I hinted that I had a few more wildflower photographs to share. The bluffs are definitely a fantastic destination for wildflower photography and there are many unique flowers that grow on the hot exposed bluffs.
Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria affinis)
Rusty-haired Saxifrage (Saxifraga rufidula)
Grassland Saxifrage (Saxifraga integrifolia)
Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora)
Meadow Death-camas (Zigadenus venenosus)
Silverback Luina (Luina hypoleuca)
I’ve recently been back to the Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve to scout it as a location for a future Comox Valley Camera Club photography field trip and, while most of these flowers are still in bloom, things are quite dry and parched after close to two weeks without rain. This year’s unusually warm temperatures in early May are more reminiscent of summer and the bluffs are quite exposed and hot. These plants could use some rain!