Upslope of road; 3 ft by 3 ft; pink clusters of drooping flowers; between mile marker 8.82 and 8.86 on Bolinas-Fairfax Rd.
The super-long strands in the background; growing in a redwood-Doug-fir riparian forest.
Despite exercising some care, it still got me pretty good. Coloration is pretty atratus-ish, but 8 upper labials. CORRECTION: both elegans and atratus have 8 upper labials (usually). The count is a way to separate them from sirtalis. T. atratus should not have 6 and 7 enlarged, though, as elegans does.
no noticeable burl
Not typical, but what else could it be? Growing on a ferny / grassy ledge overlooking a waterfall.