Heavenly scented Viburnum
Also heavenly scented, but a little more common Lilac
Just a few yards from the MRR, there is a hillside covered with Arrowleaf Balsam Root. Beautiful Yellow flowers. They are not CALLED sunflowers, but in fact they ARE a sunflower....as in, they follow the sun.
To get this awesome photo, I had to lie down on the ground and physically turn the flower away from the the sun to get the backlighting.
This lovely little flower I am fairly sure is Foothill Death Camas. As in, it is extremely toxic and has caused death in animals and humans (who mistakenly ate the bulbs thinking they were Camas Lilies the edible kind).
Another view of the Death Camas. I didn't realize what it was until I got home and looked in the Wildflower book.
A charming view of the Carpet Phlox (what cuties!)
This shrub/tree is presently not identified. It is the only tree around that has brilliant red leaves in the spring! Guesses anyone??