False Pennyroyal or Fluxweed, 
Trichostema brachiata (formerly Isanthus brachiatus)
Lamiaceae or Mint Family

Low plant, about a foot tall.  Leaves lance-shaped, the larger with a few teeth, sticky-hairy, opposite each other.  Flowers small, pale blue, with 5 petals, not quite all the same size.  Blooms in the summer. Fruits small, round, dry capsules, with pitted surfaces, in clusters like eggs in a nest.

Native plant of dry, sandy or gravelly soil.  Common in the overflow parking lot amid the gravel.

A distinctive plant unlikely to be confused with anything else in the Park, but also likely to be overlooked altogether.



Closeup of fruits


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