Scarlet locoweed (Astragalus coccineus) that we accidentally found while looking for Calochortus excavatus. All Astragalus are good in my book, but damn! A huge, red flowered, hummingbird pollinated straggler is so different! At first glance out of the corner of my eye I thought it was a piece of garbage like a red solo cup or something since we were near a road, but fortunately... red locoweed I’m glad you’re not plastic
You’re more than amazing, you’re more than fantastic
And believe me that I’m not the least bit sarcastic
When I look at you and say... red locoweed, you’re not just a weed.
You’re my, you’re my friend.
Thank you for being my friend.