Friday, February 21, 2014

oso berry ~ 02/21/14 ~ Hatton Canyon


Here's another shrub I've wanted to ID for a while.  It's delicate and pretty and one of only a handful of plants in bloom right now.  We noticed the oso berry tends to grow in the same spots as the pink flowering currant.  Oso berry is missing from the local CNPS Hatton Canyon plant list. Las Pilitas Nursery (linked in the aka above) states, "Crushed foliage smells like a green watermelon."  Oooh, I'll have to take a whiff the next time.


Jennifer said...

I love the shot of the two together. What a beautiful combination.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

I found it interesting when you noticed how they grow right next to each other. I have several pictures of this along the trail.