16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow spring wildflower blooming after winter rains

This wildflower was found in a field in an open space near the Southern California Coast. The winter rains brought so many new flowers, I had been hiking to see all of the new growth where normally it had been very dry. I believe this flower is black mustard, a plant cultivated for thousands of years that is normally found in the Midwest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: La Jolla , California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Phoebe Katsell