During mytime at the science iollustration program at Cal State Monterey Bay, I spent a lot of time ruinning around Fopt Ord. When I first arrived in the fall, the rolling hills were covered in live oak trees and dried European grasses. It was beautiful, but I was really charmed when the wildflowers appeared in the spring. This is Ribes speciosum, the fucsiaflower goosesberry. I loved the combination of formidable thorns and vibrant red flowers hanging down daintily.
I carefully dissected one of the fruits to shown the inferior ovary and stamens attached to the corolla.