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Hooker's fairy bells - Flower of the Forest in Big Basin State Park

Text by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
All photos (c) 2005-2013 Scott Peden, Photographer and Docent at Big Basin State Park
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Hooker's fairy bells is a favorite of J. Zimmerman among the wild flowers of the Berry Creek Falls Loop Trail of the Big Basin State Park.

The pair of leaves at the end of each stem gives a hint that bell-shaped blossoms might be visible beneath:

Hooker's fairy bells by Scott Peden

Sample showing how magically the blossoms hang down and shine beneath the leaves (from Castle Rock S.P.):

Hooker's fairy bells by Scott Peden

See also these flowers of the redwoods