Hillside walk, 25 May 2014

For the past two or three wieeks, the buzzing of bees has been so noticeable among the masses flowers of black sage (Salvia mellifera). That species is at its peak of blooming. It smells very nicely, too.

Another prominent species continuing in full bloom is the sticky monkeyflower (Diplacus longiflorus), which is having a wonderful season.

Today I saw a golden yarrow (Eriophyllum confertiflorum) flowering in Canyon 5, the first of this species that I've seen anywhere on the hillsides. This is odd because the species is common in our back yard, where it is self sown, and flowering now. But I don't include backyard species in the hillside survey.

Black sage

Chaparral yucca

Dodder

Laurel sumac

Deerweed

Clustered tarweed

California everlasting

California plantain

Golden stars

Golden stars

White sage

White sage

White sage

California primrose

California bluebells

Sapphire woolly star

Sapphire woolly star

Southern honeysuckle

California coffeeberry

Deerweed

Popcorn flower

Leafy California buckwheat

Leafy California buckwheat

Spiny redberry

Laurel sumac

Laurel sumac

Sapphire woolly star

Narrow-leaf milkweed

Blue elderberry

Telegraphweed

Chaparral yucca

California coffeeberry

Holly leaf redberry

Golden yarrow

Bush monkey flower

A hole damp and green in the winter

California liverwort

Goldenback fern

Western nettle

Common eucrypta

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Bush monkey flower

California everlasting

Chamise

Popcorn flower

Whispering bells

Bush monkey flower

Bush monkey flower

Caterpillar phacelia

Wishbone bush

Holly leaf cherry

Holly leaf cherry

Leafy California buckwheat

Narrow leaved bedstraw

Toyon

Puncture vine

Mesa prickly pear

Cliff aster

Cobweb thistle

Morning glory

Whispering bells

Caterpillar phacelia

   

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