When I lived in Texas (born and raised there), this time of year had everyone excited about the bluebonnets. Yards, streets, and freeways were covered with bluebonnets.
We don’t have bluebonnets in San Diego, but this time of year does get quite colorful with the yellow daisy wildflowers.
I recently found out that this flower is called (locally) “crown daisy.” It’s more commonly known as garland chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium or Leucanthemum coronarium). It is native to the Mediterranean and East Asia but you would never know it by being out and about San Diego this time of year.
A couple of other common names include chrysanthemum greens or edible chrysanthemum, which probably indicates that you can eat the leaves of this plant, and many people in other parts of the world do. I have never heard of anyone in San Diego eating the leaves. Basically San Diegans consider it a weedy nuisance because it grows anywhere and everywhere.
When these are blooming like this, as much as I like wandering around and taking pictures, I have to load up on allergy meds because the pollen from these flowers cause me to snort, sneeze, cough, and hack….. not a pleasant sound. lol