In message <464f4f20$0$1261$a1465588 from news.xecu.net>, kathy from nowhere.net
>A friend took this pic around Palo Alto recently and asked me what it was.
>I don't know so I told her I'd post it and see if I could find out. It
>looks possibly like Pedicularis? Penstemon? It's growing in the yard. I
>don't know if it's native to CA or to somewhere else. It looked ordinary
>enough I thought maybe someone could ID it without further examination. If
>not, I suppose I can get my friend to find it again and supply further
Looks like an Acanthus, possibly A. mollis, Bear's Breeches.
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