on the trail to North Peak
Sierra Azul wildflower survey
Montara State Beach in the background...
San Diego County, California, US
In the burn zone of the autumn 2013 Morgan Fire . This looks like a possible cross of venustum and californicum varieties .
Earliest one I've ever seen in bloom...
Observers: K. Dick, C. Casey, P. Suri, S. Simono
Notes: Opening in marginal bay/oak woodland.
Phenology: flowering, mature