Bright, happy faces of the Red Stem Filaree fill fields and meadows throughout much of California. Though, not a native plant it is believed to be the earliest non-native plant in California. More of a ground cover, the plants reach six-inches tall, with 1/4" to 1/2" pink flowers. Blooms Jan – May.

Photo: Penn Valley, California, USA


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It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • John Butler
    John Butler3 months ago

  • John Butler
    John Butler3 months ago

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon3 months ago

    Beautiful capture and description, John!!

  • Thanks Lynn. These tiny beauties probably represent most of the ground cover in rural California.

    – John Butler

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder3 months ago

    A very pretty sight

  • Thank You Kala. It was, literally, acres of color – a sight to behold.

    – John Butler

  • Kathleen M. Daley
    Kathleen M. Daley3 months ago

    just splendid! love the perspective. makes me feel like i’m right there lying in the grass!

  • Thank You Kathleen. These tiny flowers become a more powerful image from a ground level perspective.

    – John Butler

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...19 days ago


    New challenge – On The Ground Shots

  • A wonderful Feature. Thank You Vicki

    – John Butler

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