Hillside walk, 12 June 2017

This week saw no dramatic changes since the previous week. The weather continues relatively cool, and this is probably why last weeks' flowers persist, with the exception of the California suncup (Camissoniopsis bistorta), although I didn't specifically look for it where I saw it last week, in upper Canyon 8.

Of special note is that the California primrose (Eulobus californicus) in Canyon 8 and on the lower north hillside is in full bloom, with many more flowers that recently. Similarly, the four o'clock (Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia) is blooming almost as it it is mid spring rather than late spring, in virtually all locations.

As is typical for this time of the year, sacapellote (Acourtia microcephala) now has significant number of flowers, and it will get better in the coming few weeks.

Once again Plummer's mariposa lily (Calochortus plummerae) is in bloom on the south hillside although this week only two plants have flowers compared with five last week.

Douglas's nightshade

Clustered tarweed

Morning glory

Laurel sumac

Wishbone bush

California primrose

California bluebells

Branching phacelia

Sapphire woolly star

Rattlesnake weed

Strigose lotus

Leafy California buckwheat


White sage

Narrow-leaf milkweed

Chaparral yucca


Southern honeysuckle

Bush monkey flower


Common eucrypta

Golden yarrow

Narrow leaved bedstraw


American lotus

Vasey's prickly pear

Plummer's mariposa lily


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