look at the ants that seem to be trapped by the little hairs in the lily.... semi-carnivorous plant?
My first sighting of his amazing rare plant
Found on Ring Mountain, Marin
A rare Colochortus, found only on Ring Mountain in Tiburon, California.
This rare, exotic flower grows only on the north face of Ring Mountain (Tiburon, California) from mid-late May to mid-June. The soil apparently is just right for its growth. The (iphone) photos aren't great due to windy conditions but great photos are all over Google images.
Calochortus tiburonensis, the Tiburon Mariposa Lily, is a rare member of the genus Calochortus in the family Liliaceae. It is endemic to Marin County, California, where it is known only from one population on Ring Mountain. There it occurs on a single serpentine outcrop in grasslands from 50–150 metres (160–490 ft) in elevation....