Hillside walk, 01 October 2013

The cool weather continues. Perhaps as a result we now have three plants blooming that I thought had finished for the year: Mulefat (Baccharis salicifolia), just one plant, male flowers; cliff aster (Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia), multiple plants along Lida Street; and toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), just a few flowers. Also the telegraph weed (Heterotheca grandiflora) continues in bloom.

All of that suggests that when rain comes, we can expect a floral transformation. And mid October is the official beginning of the rainy season.

Coyote brush

Coyote brush

Dodder

California coffeeberry

Sawtoothed goldenbush

Sawtoothed goldenbush

Leafy California buckwheat

Leafy California buckwheat

Leafy California buckwheat

Telegraphweed

Peruvian pepper tree

Holly leaf redberry

Toyon

California brickellbush

California brickellbush

Cliff aster

Cliff aster

Golden currant

Mulefat

Wild lettuce

Wild lettuce

Wild lettuce

   

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