Hillside walk, 28 July 2014

The last few days have been overcast, with a sprinkle of rain yesterday; it's part of a tropical storm system. This has helped prolong a few flowers, such as the filaree (Erodium sp.), a single, small bloom of chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum), bush monkey flower (Diplacus longiflorus) in lower Canyon 3, and buds on the honeysuckle (Lonicera subspicata var. denudata).

Today also say the first bloom of saw toothed goldenbush (Hazardia squarrosa), albeit just a single flower on a plant in Canyon 4.

As reported previously, it's inspiriing to see two plants of California primrose (Eulobus californicus) with blooms. Each had five flowers.

And so the flowering species count this week is one larger than it was last week.

Clustered tarweed

California plantain

Cliff aster

California mugwort

California primrose

California primrose

Southern honeysuckle

California coffeeberry

California coffeeberry

Laurel sumac

Leafy California buckwheat

Sacapellote

Telegraphweed

Rattlesnake weed

Chamise

Dodder

Holly leaf redberry

Sawtoothed goldenbush

California liverwort

Holly leaf cherry

Deerweed

Douglas's nightshade

Douglas's nightshade

Toyon

Bush monkey flower

     

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