Scarlet larkspur. Seems to like north facing slopes. Seen patches: about half a mile down for Camino Ciello on cold spring trail, on Arroyo Burro Rd (about 1/2 mile from Camino Ciello), on Gibraltar road (back country) down from Camino Ciello.
It was blooming in June and July.
|Between 23 June – 5 July 2011 I saw a white larkspur blooming amid the red ones on Cold Spring trail just below Montecito Peak. It had the same growth pattern as all the surrounding ones so I presume it was just a color variant|