Fiddleneck was another wildflower quite prevalent on my recent Sunday morning hike. I also saw them on Saturday walking along the wash. They are very beautiful in the way they curl, and the green and yellow colors are quite stunning.
A small factoid from Wikipedia:
The seeds and foliage of fiddlenecks are poisonous to livestock, particularly cattle, because they contain alkaloids and high concentrations of nitrates. The sharp hairs of the plants can cause skin irritation in humans. However, the shoots, seeds or leaves of several species were used as food by Native Americans, and the plant also had some medicinal uses.
More wildflower photos to come!
“Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” ~ Lorde