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.