Hillside walk, 08 June 2013

This was the regular walking route up and down the north hillside, and along the west hillside. Two new annuals were found blooming, sapphire woolly star (Eriastrum sapphirinum) and narrow leaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis). They are doing so well to grow at all on the dry slope.

As reported last week, plants that already completed their spring flowering are showing new life, with new growth and widespread blooms, despite the complete lack of rain and the occasional very hot weather. Most striking in this regard is the California four-o'clock (Mirabilis laevis), which was so prominent in the late winter.

Laurel sumac

Clustered tarweed

Clustered tarweed

California everlasting

White sage

White sage

Dodder

Sapphire woolly star

Sapphire woolly star

California coffeeberry

Leafy California buckwheat

Sacapellote

Sacapellote

Laurel sumac

Telegraphweed

Narrow-leaf milkweed

Narrow-leaf milkweed

Black sage

Rattlesnake weed

Morning glory

Mesa prickly pear

     

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