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California Mountain Wildflowers

California Mountain Wildflowers

This artwork demonstrates California biodiversity and the dependency of wildlife on native plants.

The design depicts nine native wildflowers including the Wild Rose; it is often a host plant for the Mourning Cloak Butterfly. Four other pollinators are included.

From July until September, Rufous Hummingbirds migrate to highter elevations. One of their favorite nectar plants is the bright red Indian Paintbrush, easy to see and convenient for the hummingbird's long bill.

Chipmunks are a common sight on the forest floor of mountain areas. Feeding on the seeds of many conifers, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers, the chipmunk fills its cheek pouches with food for storing in its underground burrow.

This design encourages both an appreciation for our natural California heritage and planting native plants among other nectar flowers in our gardens. Our gardening experience is enhanced and we have contributed to increasing wildlife food sources.

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