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.

Dodder

Clustered tarweed

California plantain

California primrose

California primrose

California primrose

Wishbone bush

California coffeeberry

California coffeeberry

California coffeeberry

Laurel sumac

Laurel sumac

Leafy California buckwheat

Leafy California buckwheat

Leafy California buckwheat

Chaparral yucca

Blue elderberry

Rattlesnake weed

Cliff aster

White sage

Holly leaf redberry

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Scrub oak

Sacapellote

Sacapellote

Cobweb thistle

Southern honeysuckle

Whispering bells

California liverwort

Bush monkey flower

Scarlet larkspur

Scarlet larkspur

Canyon 3B

North Hillside

Canyon 3B

Scarlet larkspur

Scarlet larkspur

Scarlet larkspur

Scarlet larkspur

Glendale view

Telegraphweed

Telegraphweed

Deerweed

Mesa prickly pear

Toyon

Toyon

Morning glory

 

Top of page

Return to hillside main page