During an overcast chilly visit to Encinitas, instead of spending hours on the beach enjoying the beautiful break and clear waters, we stayed on land a took a stroll through the Self-Realization Fellowship meditation garden and looked down upon the renown surf spot known as Swami's. I noticed this beautiful plant and harvested some seeds.
I packaged them in the free literature on site for transport back to L.A.
And planted them. I don't know what the plant is or if the seeds will germinate, but I look forward to exploring this botanical mystery.