|Photo by Matt Ball 11/30/2015|
These fruits are so intricate, they're sometimes mistaken for flowers! Note the dark seeds surrounded by off-white fluff. The dried spikey things are the sepals (they hold the flower to the stem). These flowers are long gone, of course, but they're light yellow with 5 separate petals in this species. Coulter Hibiscus (Hibiscus coulteri) is in the Mallow family.