Hillside walk, 16 September 2013

This week's walk was in the early morning, beginning at 7 a.m., so much more pleasant that in the hot afternoons.

I first observed California coffeeberry (Frangula californica) blooming on the last day in February, and it's had flowers continuously since then; but the flowering season is at an end, with no flowers anywhere on the tree. Ample fruits are present.

Puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris) is blooming this week along the upper section of Lida Street. It's an unpleasant weed because of its sharp seeds, so I may remove it on a future walk.

Coyote brush

Dodder

Dodder

California coffeeberry

California coffeeberry

Sawtoothed goldenbush

Sawtoothed goldenbush

Leafy California buckwheat

Leafy California buckwheat

Peruvian pepper tree

Peruvian pepper tree

Flint Peak

Western sycamore

California thistle

California brickellbush

Puncture vine

Coast live oak

Butterfly

Wild lettuce

Wild lettuce

Wild lettuce

     

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