Unknown carrion. I can't even tell if they're cetaceans or elephant seals or what.
There were a bunch of condors joining the vultures and gulls in the feast. Crummy pic, but it was great to see the side-by-side size comparison. Condors are truly giants.
Slightly hairy on upper surface, dense white hairs on lower, leaf margins wavy, leaf perhaps more wide than long compared to elliptica. Low bush.
Ok, consulted the options and I think it's too wavy to be G. congdonii or G. flavescens. Bummer. Was really hoping this was a new one for me.
Leaves are soft, velvety
I'm calling this L. ciliatus because the it definitely has long hairs and red-spotted petals, but frankly the pics of this species and L. bicolor look almost identical to me, and I don't know where this transparent membrane between the calyx lobes that the keys mention is supposed to be.
Stem and leaves glabrous
Seems like the same white form that's one Mt. Diablo.
P. egena and P. imbricata are both reported from Fremont Peak, and frankly they look almost identical to me.
With a big bloom of chia.
I'm seeing what looks like a fused sheath at the base of the leaf, so I'm calling this L. curtipes instead of L. douglasii, but I would love confirmation if you know your milkvetches. This was a spreading plant growing in the rocky talus by the summit of Fremont Peak.
I guess this is right but it's way late in the season or it...