|Three reasons to slow down on Page Mill Road - sharp curves, bicyclists on the road, and wildflowers.|
|Warrior's plume along Page Mill Road|
This location is in the small preserve Foothills Open Space Preserve, not to be confused with the adjacent City of Palo Alto's Foothills Park. The former is open to everyone, every day of the year from sunrise to sunset. The later is only open to residents of Palo Alto unless you walk in from some of the new trails on the backside. The flowers don't care, they are in both parks.
|Warrior' s plume has peculiar flowers. Much of the bright color is actually from red bracts rather than the actual petals.|
|What might the open oak canopy have to do with the dense concentration of Warrior's plume at this particular location?|