Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Calla Lilly

It kind of surprised me to see Calla Lilies growing on the hillsides. I knew they had to grow wild someplace, but I didn't think it would be in the U.S. Turns out, even though it is considered a native plant here in California, they originated in Africa. I would imagine they were transported here and like a lot of invasive species, they made the warm climate their home.

They are pretty though, and these were found near the Golden Gate in an area that's been replanted with native plants. I've seen several large patches of these as well as lots of smaller patches and individual plants in the area.

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