|Buds from above|
|Flowers are about 1/2 the size of a dime|
|All Photos by Matt Ball, 2/10/2012|
This is another one in the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae) that I only learned recently. Jewel Flower or Silverbells (Streptanthus carinatus). A very delicate-looking plant. We found quite a few on the east side of the creek. Cross the Bear Canyon Bridge and take a left. Look right under cacti, shrubs, and trees. (And then make your husband climb in for photos.) Note how the stem seems to push through the leaves.