I’m agasp agape and a tad flabbergasted. Ramblers are usually clambering over one another to tackle one of my botanical bushwacks. But this week’s teaser was met with a deafening silence echoing somewhere in the realm of “beats the hell out of me”, or maybe just “I don’t give a rat’s hindquarters”. Well I’m happy be of assistance to the utterers of the former, and I’ve got a few spring photos for the petulant latter.
Common name, California Tea, though I prefer one of the other given names, “Rupert’s Scurf Pea”. Some day I’d like a Scurf Pea named for me, I’d die a happy man. So next time you are in Wills Canyon and you see a patch a little too shiny and pretty to be poison oak, exclaim to you companion whether human, animal or other, “damn that’s a sweet Rambler Scurf Pea”.
Have a lot of work leading up to this weekend’s big native plant sale down at the Ojai Museum so I figure it’s a good time to inundate you with some pictures from the past few weeks. A veritable cornucopia of blooms from our local hills and dales, enjoy the show and feel free to send in your own, firstname.lastname@example.org