While working one day in Emerald Cove in La Jolla, I noticed this little plant with tiny white flowers growing in the mulch near the garage. I instantly knew this wasn’t just another weed or a weak alyssum volunteer.
I had to get down flat on the ground to get a decent look at it. And what did I find?!? A type of Spiranthes or Lady’s Tresses, a terrestrial orchid native to many parts of the world.
And growing wild, right here in La Jolla!!