Saturday, March 14, 2009

footsteps of spring
Sanicula arctopoides

Aptly named! Neon yellow-green splotches in the bright-green grasses of spring alongside many trails. Interestingly, they're in the same family as carrots, anise, and hemlock.

By the time we went hiking out at Fort Ord again (from Inter-Garrison on March 28, not Creekside as shown here), most of the footsteps were fading and withering, replaced by a superficially similar, ground-hugging yellow flower, the coastal sun cup.

ps 01/27/11 - Cool! I can link to the entire month of March 2009 from my blog.

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