Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 123 (Wildflower – California Sweetshrub)

California Sweetshrub

Calycanthus occidentalis aka California Allspice or California Sweetshrub near the Arch Entrance at Yosemite

While pulling off the main road into Yosemite from the El Portal access, known as the Arch Rock Entrance (click HERE for a picture), I entered a staff parking lot. In many of the wooded spaces surrounding the parking area, there were numerous bushes of California Allspice also called California Sweetshrub.

At first I thought it might be a type of rhododendron, but I was able to make a positive identification using a field guide. The pretty red color against the lush green foliage was very striking. Some of my favorite moments during my hiking trips are discovering a wildflower or wild plants such as these.

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*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.

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Capture time: 10:06:06 AM
Capture date: June 10, 2016
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f/22
Focal Length: 36mm
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