Video Recording: Wildflowers of Mount Diablo

May 13, 2020

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Have you ever wondered why some of our wildflowers have the peculiar names that they do? How does a flower forecast the weather? Who is Ithuriel and why doth he wield a spear? What does a Russian ship have to do with our state flower? Fear not, all these questions and more are answered in an encore presentation of "Wildflowers of Mount Diablo: Flower Lore"

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association President and Mount Diablo State Park Docent Steve Smith present a Zoom Webinar this coming Wednesday evening. He discusses how some of our flowers earned their wild names, how flowers have been used by humans ritualistically throughout the ages, and why we chose some of these flowers to represent our state and country.




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