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.