wildflower sighting in north preserve

The North end of the Preserve is beginning to bloom! We spotted Combseed (Pectocarya penicillata) in the Rock Knob/Marcus Slide area of the Preserve this afternoon. I think of this teeny tiny white flower as the first wildflower of the season. Next to bloom will be Cryptantha and Fiddleneck which are already several inches tall. A freeze is still possible but we’re thinking positively!

Combseed (Pectocarya penicillata) is so tiny (note the decomposed granite), you won’t notice it at first glance.

Combseed flower
combseed flower