Hillside walk, 07 September 2015

Another very hot day.

As was the case last week, saw toothed goldenbush (Hazardia squarrosa) continues its blooming as a high spot of the hot summer period. Less conspicuous is the California mugwort (Artemisia californica), at its peak on the lower north hillside.

Another highlight this week is a single bloom on the mesa cactus (Opuntia x vaseyi).

It's interesting how the bush monkeyflower (Diplacus longiflorus) manages to produce fresh blooms each week in lower Canyon 2.

Everywhere it's tinder dry..

California mugwort

California mugwort

California mugwort

California mugwort

American lotus

Mesa prickly pear

Western ragweed

Western ragweed

Western ragweed

Western ragweed

Western ragweed

Bush monkey flower

North hillside

North hillslide

Glendale

West hillside

West hillside

     

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