A crew from Bok Tower was out today to begin the monitoring of the blooming Scrub Lupine to gather some data on what's happening in the patch.
They were counting flower stalks and branches, measuring plants and counting seedlings.
Most of the 30 or so seedlings are in the road at least 100 feet from where the plants bloomed and put out seeds last year, so their origin is undetermined.
Nevertheless, they're a welcome addition to the population.
The older patch is pretty impressive this year. There are many large plants and all of them are in full bloom.
I've never seen a display like this, though I've heard of some following ground disturbance.
There's more monitoring scheduled in a couple of weeks to measure the other patch, which was planted later and has younger plants.