Hillside walk, 04 May 2015

Undoubtedly the highlight of today's walk was for the first time finding flowers on the branching phacelia (Phacelia ramosissima), just a few of them. This was on a dense bush in the upper part of Canyon 8B, which I've been watching since early in the year.

Fresh for this year are the first few blooms of laurel suac (Malosma laurina) on the north hillside.

Clustered tarweed

Golden stars

California primrose

Sapphire woolly star

Rattlesnake weed

California coffeeberry

Popcorn flower

Leafy California buckwheat

Laurel sumac

Black sage

Sacapellote

Sacapellote

White sage

White sage

Our Canyon

California coffeeberry

Dodder

Track into Canyon 8

Caterpillar phacelia

California bluebells

Branching phacelia

Branching phacelia

Bush monkey flower

Southern honeysuckle

Caterpillar phacelia

California everlasting

Clustered tarweed

Black sage

California liverwort

California liverwort

California liverwort

Bush monkey flower

Chamise

Deerweed

Narrow leaved bedstraw

Toyon

Toyon

Blue elderberry

Mesa prickly pear

Coast live oak

Cliff aster

Bush monkey flower

Morning glory

 

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