It’s hard to miss this wildflower, with its two-foot to five-foot stem and umbrel of small, pink flowers at its end. The stem is weak and cannot stand straight so it twines around any object nearby, including itself. An odd characteristic of this plant is that, even days after the stem is severed it continues to grow and seed.
This wildflower appears March – June throughout the Sierra Foothills and the Coastal Ranges of California.
Photo: Yuba River Canyon, Nevada County, California, USA (April)