This guy was sunning himself in the lake.
Ookow or Blue Dick?
In close to shore, about 1" long.
Note the drooping bud and the one-sided calyx .
This was formerly Thermopsis macrophylla , which now is used for a plant in the Santa Ynez Mountains .
Leaves only .
Note that the leaves are perfoliate .
From past files . At the time I observed this plant there was only a single California record . Alas , it is non-native .
About 7" long (came completely out of hole for a split second). Stuffed it's cheek pouches full, then disappeared. What a face.
The park tried to get this patch cleared out last year, but it's making a comeback.