Hillside walk, 08 March 2014

Things are a little busier on the hillside following last week's rain, although only a little. The highlight was a common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), the first of that species that I've encountered here. It was on the north hillside among the white sage (Salvia apiana), and relatively small with a single flower.

Also notable this week was the first sticky moneyflower of the season (Mimulus aurantiacus), about three weeks earlier than last year.

The species count for the season is gradually going up although the quantity of flowers is relatively small, no masses of anything this year.

Coast live oak

Dodder

Wishbone bush

Popcorn flower

Popcorn flower

Rattlesnake weed

Popcorn flower

Red stemmed filaree

Blue elderberry

Blue elderberry

Telegraphweed

Gopher plant

Strigose lotus

Wishbone bush

Common sunflower

Common sunflower

Common sunflower

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

Black sage

Skunkbrush

Skunkbrush

A moss

A moss

California liverwort

Goldenback fern

A moss

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Chaparral currant

Lemonade berry

Lemonade berry

Southern honeysuckle

Pasadena

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

Coffee fern

California liverwort

California liverwort

Poison oak

Leafy California buckwheat

Douglas's nightshade

Wild cucumber

Common eucrypta

Golden currant

Bush monkey flower

Sticky monkey flower

Mulefat

Mulefat

Common eucrypta

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

 

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