Hillside walk, 06 August 2014
A delightfully cool day! And it's Wednesday morning, owing to my being away Thursday through Tuesday.
What a joy to see the California primrose (Eulobus californicus) still blooming, albeit just five blooms on one plant, less than half the number of flowers on the previous visit. Saw toothed goldenbush (Hazardia squarrosa) is blooming beautifully on just the one plant, in Canyon 4.
The California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) continues to have widespread bloom and will continue through the summer although it's past its peak. Surprisingly the honeysuckle (Lonicera subspicata var. denudata) still has a few blooms, including a nice new few of them on Lida Street.
The deerweed (Acmispon glaber var. glaber), which has continued a long time on Lida Street, has at last ceased its blooming. Another species that has finished blooming this week is the clustered tarplant (Deinandra fasciculata).