Baby Blue-eyes (spotted variety)
Nemophila menziesii / Waterleaf Family
Mountains near Taft, CA
March 22, 2007
We escaped into the mountains one day, I just couldn't take any more brown, dead grass and sand; I needed a "green fix"! As we drove out of the valley near Taft, we began to see rolling fields of green grass and a few flowers. We stopped to look at some bush lupine and goldenbush. As we were walking back to the car, a small patch of blue on the other side of the road caught my eye. It was this single plant of Baby Blue-eyes, one of my "target plants"! This subspecies has tiny black dots on the white part of the petals, another subspecies does not.