Anyone going online to search for “naked ladies” might be a bit surprised when these come up. These are the Naked Ladies that are along Northern California roadsides and trails late in the summer. They are a variety of Amaryllis — Amaryllis belladonna to be exact. Their bright pink flowers with little or no foliage in the golden, dry grass always say look at me.
The Bear Valley Trail at the Point Reyes National Seashore is one of my favorites. It’s about 9 miles roundtrip out to Arch Rock and back. I was out there today, and right about halfway to the ocean there is the Divide Meadow with hundreds of Naked Ladies.