Hillside walk, 22 March 2014

The greening of the hillside continues. Popcorn flowers are staring to appear in significant numbers, like they should. I counted 204 flowers of strigose lotus (Acmispon stigosus), which compares with 78 last week. The first coffeeberry flowers (Frangula californica) are appearing.

Meanwhile the liverwort continues to fade away.

The big discovery of the day, on the dry, open hillside above the upper part of Lida Street, was one plant of death camas (Toxicoscordion sp.), which I've not seen previously on the hillside. It was nicely in bloom. Based on descriptions, I've not so far been able to identify it to the species level.

Coast live oak

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Western sycamore

Dodder

California bluebells

California bluebells

California bluebells

Rattlesnake weed

Rattlesnake weed

Common beggar-tick

Common sunflower

Popcorn flower

Strigose lotus

Strigose lotus

Two color everlasting

Popcorn flower

Scrub oak

California coffeeberry

Wishbone bush

California bluebells

Black sage

Coffee fern

Meadow in Canyon 5

Skunkbrush

A moss

California liverwort

Scrub oak

Common eucrypta

Popcorn flower

Lemonade berry

Wishbone bush

California liverwort

Goldenback fern

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

Death camas

Death camas

Death camas

Narrow leaved bedstraw

Narrow leaved bedstraw

Douglas's nightshade

Poison oak

Poison oak

Blue elderberry

Wild cucumber

Deerweed

Leafy California buckwheat

Bush monkey flower

Bush monkey flower

Mulefat

Mulefat

Common eucrypta

Black sage

   

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