California fuschia, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California. A member of the primrose family. Local tribes occasionally ate seeds of this species, while leaves and roots were sometimes boiled and eaten. Settlers gathered seeds and used them as a natural remedy for a variety of illnesses, effectively, since this species contains gamma-linoleic acid.
Species: California fuschia, Epilobium cana
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 11334