Medium-purple Tincture Plant (Collinsia tinctoria) flowers

Tincture Plant (Collinsia tinctoria)

If a Tincture Plant and an octopus got into a fight, the Tincture Plant would win, because the octopus's giant brain would be too preoccupied with all the other interesting things around it to strike a mortal blow right away, and then it would die from lack of oxygen. After that its decomposing body would melt into the earth and provide nutrition for hundreds of future Tincture Plants, so it would be a fiasco all around. This is why you never see an octopus messing with a Tincture Plant.

This Photo:  Along the Fresno River near Oakhurst, early June