The Thomas Fire and the floods have closed many of the trails in our area. Read Los Padres National Forest Alerts & Notices for more information.
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Santa Barbara Hikes

Deerweed

Flower Database Index → Deerweed

Deerweed

Lotus scoparius
Deerweed
When deerweed dries up it becomes a bare, scratchy bush that brushes against your legs on trails like Lost Valley Trail. It always seems ok at first, but by the end of the hike you are cursing the things. That is why I always hike in pants now.