Hillside walk, 07 July 2014
The big discovery this week was scarlet larkspur (Delphinium cardinale) in Canyon 3B, just a single plant, the first time I've seen this species on the hillside. It had only a small number of flowers and was clearly well beyond its peak flowering. How surprising that I'd not seen it previously, especially as it's close to a clump of sticky monkey flowers (Diplacus longiflorus) that continue to bloom when all the others of that species have finished everywhere else.
The California primrose (Eulobus californicus) continues to bloom prolifically, although only on five or six plants that I saw today. Many others have withered away. And, of course, the California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) continues its heavy blooming. Apart from those things, nearly all of the current flowers are remnants of what they were earlier.