Seen blooming on Arroyo Burro Rd about a mile from Rancho Oso in early June in 2010 (but never again). Seen on Aliso and Santa Cruz Trails in May of 2014.
In Santa Barbara we have the pallidus variety.
There are two different subspecies in our area, though in fact, most examples I see seem to be intermediate between the two. There are the pale mariposas (C. c. var. pallidus) and the species which has red spots (C. c. var. clavatus). The outsides may be yellow or reddish. The hairs may be more or less prominent.
- Arroyo Burro Rd, 8 June 2010