The "single stem plant" is Dichelostemma capitatum (common name: Blue Dicks). It is abundant on the alkali ground in the Carrizo. Occasionally mixed with wild onion -- Allium sp. which vegetatively is similar while being slightly smaller, with less pronounced hooked teeth on back of leaf keel, and more twisted.
I would love to meet up with you someday.
John C is worth knowing if you care about botany on the CP
What are all the wholes? Please ,please put the rainbow on site or teach me how. Love,love it😀😀😀
The holes are all rodent burrows. Seems the property is teeming with all kinds of wildlife. More rodents mean more animals that prey on these. I think word is getting around that we have a pond and the local wildlife has been partying there every night.
I'll send you the rainbow pic.
A place where we can share our adventures in the Carrizo Plain