Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wildflowers on Mother's Day

This is Phacelia grandiflora, the large-flowered phacelia.

There are several species of Phacelia that grow here in the Santa Monica Mountains, but this one is the showiest of all.

This year, a big stand of them is growing on the south side of a slope bordering the main road from our neighborhood down to the boulevard.

I noticed them in the last couple of years, maybe a few plants. But this year there is a huge mass of them. Perhaps it's the rain we've had.

They're just in time for Mother's Day.

1 comment:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

When we lived in Spokane, there were iris growing wild that bloomed in time for Mother's Day. I love it when nature provides the flowers.