Grapes Are Ripe

Back last spring one of the first flowers I included here was the yellow Creeping Hollygrape.  Now those flowers have turned to deep purple berries, that look just like grapes.

Holly Grape

The first blossoms on the Holly Grape are out on the sunny slope at East Portal trail. In July and August these yellow flowers will become purple berries — ergo the name. These plants will be blooming for weeks at various times all around the park.