Scarlet larkspur (Delphinium cardinale

This is in the spring following the Station fire, indicative of the recovery of vegetation in chaparral country. In the first few years after the fire there were many “fire follower” plants such as this species. The location is on a road cutting. 

Big Tujunga Canyon Road, July 2, 2010 

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