A number of coastal iris were seen in bloom along the grassland area beside the upper Kortum Trail not far from Mammoth Rocks, where the Woolly mammoths left their rubbing marks 3.5 meters high.
C Kellner, C Nowell, M Jenkins, E Luu, J Baxter
B Gosliner, M E Hannibal, S Imazumi, S Whelan
D Smith, F Leist, R Truit, J Baxter, L Webb
SE aspect, no predation
In it's toasty October look, with fruits and seeds dispersed. Growing with Rubus ursinus and Ehrharta erecta.
Iris douglasiana (Douglas iris, syn. I. beechiana, I. watsonia) is a common wildflower of the coastal regions of Northern and Central California and southern Oregon in the USA. The Douglas Iris was first described by 19th century botanist David Douglas in Monterey, California. It grows mainly at lower elevations, below 100 meters (330 ft), though it is occasionally found at heights of up to 1,000 meters (3,300 ft). It is most common in grasslands near the coast; it...