Hillside walk, 06 July 2013

Alas, the stephanomeria that I observed last week on the north hillside is now gone. Of maybe I looked in the wrong place. But I did find the Spanish lotus (Acmispon americanus var. americanus) in full bloom on Lida Street, whereas last week the flowers were all dried up.

The bloom of the laurel sumac (Malosma laurina), which has been profuse in recent weeks, is now noticeably receding.

The tarplant (Deinandra fasicculata) now has just a small number of flowers, it's unlikely to last much longer.

In the past few weeks, the yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei) was blooming in considerable numbers. This week I saw no flowers, not even a few.

The sticky monkeyflower had a long blooming season, but this week I saw none in flower.

The California coffeeberry (Frangula californica) has amazingly been blooming since February, and it continues to bloom. The bees are still active there.

A new flower I noticed this week along Lida Street is century plant (Agave americana).


Clustered tarweed

White sage

California coffeeberry

Leafy California buckwheat

Mission prickly-pear

Rattlesnake weed

Laurel sumac





Southern honeysuckle

Woodrat nest

The house nest to ours, seen from west hillside

Pasadena, seen from the west hillside

East hillside and San Gabriel Mountains, seen from west hillside


American lotus

American lotus

Fire retardant on coast live oak

Century plant

California thistle


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