You Belong Among the Wildflowers


With the intense winter rains came the beautiful spring gift of “super blooms” throughout Southern California.

Ray Miller Trail Malibu

I had the pleasure of exploring the Ray Miller Trail within Point Mugu State Park, on the edge of Malibu county just barely crossing into Ventura county.

California poppies

Along our mile or so hike through the canyon, sprinkled with many pit stops photographing the various shades and varieties of flowers, we saw blooms in every color of the rainbow.

My personal favorite, the California Poppy, appeared to dance and sing along the coastal trails, serenaded by the ocean breeze. Here are some in their usual glowing orange as well as pink blooms, with pretty white Morning Glory blooms in the foreground.

flower essences

With a bit of sleuthing I was able to identify a collection of additional flowers that I photographed.

Each photo will include the flower name(s) and associated flower essence meaning, courtesy of our late formulator, Fred Rubenfeld, of Pegasus Products – or otherwise linked to the source.

Enjoy this virtual exploration along the blooming Ray Miller Trail

flowers blooming Ray Miller Trail
California Poppy, (Eschscholzia californica) – Psychic/Spiritual Balance.

This remedy helps to create a sense of inner balance that can be maintained during psychic awakening. Past-life information can be released and integrated with the use of this elixir.

Morning Glory, (Ipomoea purpurea) – Nervousness.
Morning Glory, (Ipomoea purpurea) – Nervousness.

This is a good tonic for the entire nervous system. It helps one to get up in the morning and maintain stamina and vitality throughout the day. This essence helps one break nervous habits and is useful when there is nervousness, irritability, grinding of the teeth, and jitteriness.

Arroyo Lupine (left), (Lupinus succulentus) – Self Worth.
Arroyo Lupine (left), (Lupinus succulentus) – Self Worth.
Bush Sunflower (right), (Encelia californica) – Spiritualizes Ego.

This particular lupine has a tendency to enhance an inner sense in individuals of their own self-worth. It is as if they have a deep sense for a moment of their own innate nobility.

This essence activates and aligns the kundalini energy, awakening all the chakras along the spine. Sunflower brings balance to your male and female qualities. (source)

Yucca Whipplei, (Hesperoyucca whipplei) – Transforms Anger.
Yucca Whipplei, (Hesperoyucca whipplei) – Transforms Anger.

This plant, solitary in nature, assists one in working out issues on one’s own. When there is a tendency to get stuck in anger or isolation, Yucca can bring greater insight into ways of interacting with others more appropriately.

Mariposa Lily, (Calochortus catalinae) – Enhanced Awareness.
Mariposa Lily, (Calochortus catalinae) – Enhanced Awareness.

The remedy is associated with maternal consciousness, bringing a sense of warmth, femininity and nurturing. Promotes mother-child bonding, positive connections to mother and similar female figures. (source)

Mustard, (Brassica Kaber) – Cheerfulness.
Mustard, (Brassica Kaber) – Cheerfulness.

This remedy is to be used for deep gloom that appears suddenly without apparent cause. Mustard helps to dispel the clouds so that we can once again appreciate the joy and peace in our lives.

For more information on the Ray Miller Trail and other “superbloom” must-see trails in southern California, click here.

In addition, here are some helpful resources for wildflower identification in the greater Los Angeles region:

Southern California Wildflowers
Native Plants of Los Angeles

“You belong among the wildflowers…you belong somewhere you feel free.” -Tom Petty
“You belong among the wildflowers…you belong somewhere you feel free.” -Tom Petty
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