This is what happens when you strike California Gold

For a month I've been staring at these beautiful golden yellow flowers. The tree is called The Gold Medallion Tree (Cassis leptophylla)
It's drought tolerant and can handle a stressful environment. Interestingly enough this tree is in the pea family (Fabaceae)
I'm so excited to see the next season of the Medallion tree. It will display foot long, dark brown seedpods containing many small flat seeds after flowering. 

I've paired the Gold Medallion flower with white garden roses cut fresh from the backyard. This darling weathered wood box was acquired by a dear friend many many years ago. 


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