What appears to be one large flower with white petals is actually a conical inflorescence with white bracts surrounding it. This particular one has six bracts but there can be between 5 and 10. There are several uses for this plant as medicinal, crafts and horticulture.
Riparian area in partial shade.
Aka Yerba Mansa. There is only one species in this genus making it monotypic.
Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.01
Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014