Beware the Native Blue Fiesta flower

The steep and shady slopes of the Semi-Tropic Spiritualist Tract in Elysian Heights is a perfect spot for the Native Blue Fiesta. But, reports Diane Edwardson of the Corralitas Red Car Property blog, the plant might become your unwanted companion when conditions dry out:

“This plant could be the model for Velcro. Profuse spiky filaments cover every part of this plant, including the seeds. If you walk through this plant once it’s dry, it will attach itself to your boots, socks and pant legs, as well as any animal walking through it.”

Photo by Diane Edwardson

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