Hillside walk, 25 and 26 May 2013

Notable this week is seeing the chaparral yucca in bloom. I saw at least seven of them, possibly eight. I managed to get close to one of them, carefully making my way through the thickets of vegetation.

The past week has been relatively cool, and maybe the plants are responding. I noticed, for example, that the two remaining plants of caterpillar phacelia, each in a different but protected area, are almost luxurious compared to a week ago.

Laurel sumac

Laurel sumac

Laurel sumac

Laurel sumac

Golden stars

White sage

Dodder

California coffeeberry

Mission prickly-pear

Chaparral yucca

Chaparral yucca

Clustered tarweed

Bush monkey flower

Common eucrypta

Sacapellote

Sacapellote

Sacapellote

Sacapellote

Caterpillar phacelia

Caterpillar phacelia

Chamise

Toyon

Toyon

Toyon

Ropevine clematis

Blue elderberry

Deerweed

Leafy California buckwheat

Caterpillar phacelia

Caterpillar phacelia

Cobweb thistle

Goldenback fern

Birch leaf mountain mahogany

Malta star thistle

   

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