I am trying to identify this wonderful scented flower.
Any idea what this is?
The Natural Resources DataBase lists the common names for this flower as Oak Violet and Mountain Violet.
Bay checkerspot larva feeding on host plant, Plantago erecta
Pale winged variety. There were also Rose winged Grasshoppers flying nearby.
Scenery with giant Ponderosa Pines standing tall, with drooping branches, above Oak trees. They only grow along this high peaks and ridges in this park.
The unusually small Blue Oak leaves, in the photo with a hand, are on a lower branch of a tree with otherwise normal sized Blue Oak leaves. They look like they are from a different species of oak tree, but it is Blue Oak.
The two trunks photo shows a Manzanita and a Blue Oak trunk. There were several examples of these two trees growing very close to each other and two cases where they were married together like this.