What is that white flower in the fields along I-5?

One of the prettiest sights & smells this time of year is a blooming field of Meadowfoam!

It is harvested for seed, then crushed for oil and used in cosmetics. The meal, the byproduct from crushing, is used to feed cattle.  Bees are used to help pollinate the flower and in return make delicious honey!

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  4. nani Blyleven

    What are the flower fields of light pink-purple in the Eugene Oregon area? It is May and they are in full bloom.

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