Fig. 119 - Purple Vetch (Vicia Cracca). Photographed by Lovell.
flowers are in umbellate clusters, which bloom from spring until fall. In southern California the honey flow comes in July and August, usually later than that of the sages; hut when it comes at the same time, the sage honey is colored amber. At Acton, in Antelope Valley, Mendleson has obtained crops of pure wild buckwheat honey, but in Ventura County it is always mixed with honey from other plants. The honey is dark amber but has a fine flavor. A chemical analysis shows that it is very