If you’ve been on a hike or driven past open space anytime in the last few weeks you have been witness to an amazing number of blooms. Two you can’t help but notice are black sage (Salvia mellifera) and yellow bush snapdragon (Keckiella antirrhinoides). Black sage has profuse spires stacked with spheres of white flowers and a smell that makes you want to crush a leaf and tape it to your nose. Yellow bush snapdragon is beyond cheerful with its bright yellow explosion of flowers, a little burst of sunshine along the path! These pics were taken along the path that parallels Oak Glen Rd near the regional park in Yucaipa. Go take a look!
Black sage in the foreground tucked in tight with the snapdragon.
An amazing swath of black sage’s white spires backed by the bush snapdragon’s yellow blanket.