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Jacaranda trees brighten our streets, wild grasses are still green

Coastal wildflowers are still blooming

A row of jacarandas bloom on the corner of Rosecrans and Shelter Island Drive.
A row of jacarandas bloom on the corner of Rosecrans and Shelter Island Drive.

Blue-Blossoming Jacaranda Trees are taking a paintbrush to the streets of San Diego. They’re a little late this year, but as the warm weather increases, these Brazilian imports will be putting on a dazzling show. Larger jacarandas, which when in full bloom are nearly leafless, display a myriad of delicate, trumpet-shaped blossoms — a lavender haze when seen from a distance. Jacarandas are commonly used as landscaping in parks and on most college campuses. Nice rows of jacarandas grace many of the streets in downtown San Diego, Rosecrans Boulevard in Point Loma, 25th Street in Golden Hill, and Mission Village Drive above Snapdragon Stadium.

Mustard is in the Brassica family along with broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts.

Wild Oats, Foxtails, And Other Non-native Grasses growing around San Diego have mostly turned gold, but other varieties of wild grass, such as rye, remain green in some areas. Yellow waves of wild mustard continue to put on a good show here and there, especially on the steep slopes and road cuts overlooking several of the local freeways.

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Pacific Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys Tenellus) blooms from March to May and can be found from sea level to 6,000 feet.

Spring Wildflowers May Have Largely Dried Up in most areas of San Diego County, but in the cooler coastal enclaves such as Cabrillo National Monument and Torrey Pines State Reserve, several kinds remain. Look for paintbrush, purple nightshade, coreopsis, sea fig, popcorn flower, and red monkey flower, among others.

Enjoy the Increasing Daylight! By the end of May, we’ll have over 14 hours between sunrise and sunset! The days will continue to get longer until the summer solstice on June 21.

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A row of jacarandas bloom on the corner of Rosecrans and Shelter Island Drive.
A row of jacarandas bloom on the corner of Rosecrans and Shelter Island Drive.

Blue-Blossoming Jacaranda Trees are taking a paintbrush to the streets of San Diego. They’re a little late this year, but as the warm weather increases, these Brazilian imports will be putting on a dazzling show. Larger jacarandas, which when in full bloom are nearly leafless, display a myriad of delicate, trumpet-shaped blossoms — a lavender haze when seen from a distance. Jacarandas are commonly used as landscaping in parks and on most college campuses. Nice rows of jacarandas grace many of the streets in downtown San Diego, Rosecrans Boulevard in Point Loma, 25th Street in Golden Hill, and Mission Village Drive above Snapdragon Stadium.

Mustard is in the Brassica family along with broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts.

Wild Oats, Foxtails, And Other Non-native Grasses growing around San Diego have mostly turned gold, but other varieties of wild grass, such as rye, remain green in some areas. Yellow waves of wild mustard continue to put on a good show here and there, especially on the steep slopes and road cuts overlooking several of the local freeways.

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Pacific Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys Tenellus) blooms from March to May and can be found from sea level to 6,000 feet.

Spring Wildflowers May Have Largely Dried Up in most areas of San Diego County, but in the cooler coastal enclaves such as Cabrillo National Monument and Torrey Pines State Reserve, several kinds remain. Look for paintbrush, purple nightshade, coreopsis, sea fig, popcorn flower, and red monkey flower, among others.

Enjoy the Increasing Daylight! By the end of May, we’ll have over 14 hours between sunrise and sunset! The days will continue to get longer until the summer solstice on June 21.

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