Today I found a new wildflower nestled in among a group of twist leaf yucca. I quickly identified it as Fringed Puccoon, Lithospermum incisum. It makes a very attractive clump, the flowers having 5 fringed petals united to form a long tube. Have I missed it before or did the weather just produce the right conditions for it to bloom. The roots, which produce a red/purple dye were used by the native tribes and settlers. They also had medicinal uses.
I shall be looking out for the seeds to form in the hope of growing some in the rock garden.