We saw dozens of Yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica) in a wet roadside patch. We first saw and IDed yerba mansa where the Owens River crosses Highway 6 near Bishop a few years ago. The name kept slipping away until we saw them several times more. On this trip, we saw thousands. I think we'll be able to remember the name for quite a while.
As we were about to leave the Alabama Hills, I saw some white flowers that I took to be morning glories. A closer look made it clear that these were mariposa lilies. A rare species we discovered later. I stopped counting at about 50 plants in that meadow.