Hillside walk, 27 October 2014

New for the season this week is California brickelbush (Brickellia californica) although it looks like it may also have been flowering last week, and possibly earlier when we were out of town. The number of blooms is far less than last year. The plants themselves have major parts that have died in the drought.

For the first time in several months, the toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) has no flowers — last week it was just a single flower, or maybe it was two flowers.

Apart from that, conditions continue basically as they were last week.


Rattlesnake weed


Laurel sumac

Holly leaf redberry

California sagebrush

California sagebrush

Black sage

Leafy California buckwheat

California liverwort

West hillside


California brickellbush

California brickellbush

California brickellbush

Cliff aster


Twiggy wreath plant


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