Hillside walk, 04 December 2017

This week's observations are similar to those of last week. The California sagebrush (Artemisia californica) is the only plant remaining at the peak of bloom. The chaparral currant (Ribes malveceum) is now beyond its full bloom. It has plenty of flowers, all now blooming at the end of the flower stems.

The mulefat (Bacharris salicifolia) in lower Canyon 3 is beginning its flowering cycle and now has both male and female flowers. However, the number of flowers is small and the many plants look dry, with many dead leaves.

Virtually everything else is in a “remnant” state with small numbers of flowers hanging on after the earlier peak flowering.

California sagebrush

Wishbone bush

Leafy California buckwheat

California brickellbush

California coffeeberry

Telegraphweed

Dodder

Chaparral currant

Toyon

Bush monkey flower

Mulefat

 

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