Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor)

California Floral Province – Big Sur

Big Sur is part of the Coast Ranges region of the California Floral Province. In addition, the area between Santa Lucia and the Monterey Peninsula is a hopspot for diversity. Where we camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is in a redwood forest. I had forgotten about this and it was a pleasant surprise. We found a campsite with some sun with the tent pitched right next to a redwood tree. We climbed up to a ridge overlooking the Big Sur River Valley and drove down to Pfeiffer Beach, one of the few easy beach accesses around.

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