Rancho San Vicente, April 2010
|Bursts of Blazing Stars can be found in parks and preserves throughout Santa Clara Valley.
|They favor steep, south-facing rocky slopes.
|Flowers range in size from 1.5 inches to a full 3 inches across.
|In addition to this hillside, Blazing Stars can be found on Hicks Road.
|And in nearby Calero County Park.
|Fast asleep, this bumblebee awaits the sun's warmth and the flower's fragrance to awaken it
|Blazing Stars begin blooming in early April.
|Most plants have multiple flowers.
|A patch of Blazing Stars can bloom for weeks.
|Their bright yellow color can be seen from some distance away.
|Visit parkhere.org for information and directions to visiting Rancho San Vicente.
|Go to blazes on Hicks Road!
|Return to Top.