Upslope of road; 3 ft by 3 ft; pink clusters of drooping flowers; between mile marker 8.82 and 8.86 on Bolinas-Fairfax Rd.
We came upon this plant at just the right moment on the Arroyo trail yesterday. The sun was angled just so through the eucalyptus that clusters of blossoms were in spot of sunlight, while the trail remained in the deep shadows. -- At home, i spent hours struggling with the Jepson Key at http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM_fam_key.html trying to ID. I finally geve up and wrote a botanist i knwq was familiar with the area. She replied before i was home from my evening committee meeting. I've since looked through Groups 6-24 searching for GROSSULARIACEAE and can't find it mentioned. I'm hoping it was user error as i would hope the key would be complete -- yet i fear i have yest again stumbled into another inadvertent QA role.
Emerging from under trail steps. Numerous individuals of this species have emerged from seed bank after the removal on non-native trees. Most likely var. glutinosum.