Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Skunkweed.

Such a winsome, little periwinkle-blue wild flower could not have a worse name - hello, skunkweed!  Yes, I found a new blue weed.  However, I discovered this little cutie, Navarretia squarrosa, not in Vinoland this time, but instead up at Berlenbach Vineyards, (all my other finds have been home-grown).  Also known as California stinkweed, I chanced upon this diminutive plant as I was taking a photograph of some old farm equipment.  Actually, I nearly didn't see the skunkweed at all because none of  the plants were taller than 4 inches in height.  And thankfully, seeing as I was so much taller than this tiny weed I didn't even have to smell it.  Phew, methinks.

2 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Lovely picture and beautiful flowers; the soft blues and the 'spikes' explode with a contrasting energy!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Thanks. The spikes are a little prickly, still a cute weed though.