Definitely had the whole stinging thing going on. Ow.
Low to the ground, looked perennial, dome we're blue
This one is throwing me. White-woolly, dark phyllaries (?) with white hairs, looks like a pink corolla, quite common. I feel like I'm overlooking something obvious.
Observed in coastal scrub / grassland at Sweeney Ridge, near Pacifica, CA (SF Bay Area), USA.
Not sure if an id is possible given the photo.
Large, pure white corolla with depth.
This one had kind of intermediate color on the inside. Is T. albidium an option at Sweeney.
I intended this as a Marah fabaceus / oregana comparison shot showing different corolla depths, but the M. oregana on the right doesn't actually look that deep. Anyway, you can still see how the flower of M .fabaceus is small, not white, and practically flat.
I think this one might have two upper labials fused.
Queue Etta James! I've been wanting to see this snake for years. I was hiking with a friend who hates snakes (as in phobia, not just mild dislike), so I was scrutinizing all distant sticks and elongate pieces of grass to see if they were going to cause emotional breakdown. This got categorized as "stick" right up until we almost stepped on it, at which point my friend and I both freaked out, but in different ways. I started maddly taking pictures and exulting over its vestigial claws while she hid behind her husband. Medevac was not required.