Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just A Little Deeper My Dear: Land of the Hemi-Parasite

Click on the illustration above to head deeper into the woods

Pedicularis densiflora, a particularly attractive member of the Scrophulariaceae family and commonly known hereabouts as "Indian Warrior",  is getting an early start on spring by taking advantage of a nearby Coast Live Oak, in that way that hemi-parasites have. 

I spotted this particular sweetie at my favorite hangout, Edgewood Park in San Mateo County.

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