shamrock carpet

Muir Woods is home to some of the tallest trees in the world. Some are over 1,000 years old.  Most people crane their necks to see the coastal Redwood trees and don’t notice the beautiful carpet of shamrocks, just three inches high and covering the forest floor.  The pictured ground cover is technically redwood sorrel, not shamrock. When the sun burns through the fog to hit the petals, you can watch them close up until shade returns.

San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection.

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