Scrophularia californica

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Asterids Lamiales Scrophulariaceae Scrophularia

Scrophularia californica closeupCalifornia figwort.

This plant has a tiny flower (maybe 2mm in diameter). It looks like a very small penstemon. I first noticed a bloom in mid-June, but since the bloom is so small, I may have run past many others assuming they were just buds. (In 2011 it started blooming in February on many trails.)


I believe this to be a mutation. In 2011 there was one plant on Buena Vista trail all of whose blooms were this pale green color. It was surrounded by normal figworts. It came back in 2012 and 2015.

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