Photo by Michael Voeltz: "No flowering part to help identify.... Seems common but not abundant...." Identification by UC Riverside botanists Andrew Sanders: "P. distans? — can’t see enough to be sure, but that’s my best guess."
This is a plant we saw often at eaton canyon
Plants nearly finished flowering.
This is a difficult genus . P.imbricata is the most likely ID by far .
1. Caterpillar contained in clear jar in order to see transformation process to a Lepidoptera.
Uncommon on sandy hill; purple flowers; 60 cm tall.
Collected with Darrell Brandon.
Note the purple flowers , other species in the park have white flowers .