Native of Taiwan.
Perhaps the most invasive, habitat altering, non-native the native plant communities of San Francisco are up against. South African and Yemen native.
First of the season. Fresh. Tough to approach. First brood mossy green.
Non-native naturalizing here on this serpentine slope. I believe there is evidence of Painted Ladies (V. cardui ) using it now as a host.
Natural Areas Staff call this " the scrounge of McLaren Park"...so safe to say its a non-native.
I think this is a native because it was pretty far up the slope...
I did see Fiery Skippers ( H.phyleus ) till crazy, tiny ones appeared on path. Got a good enough shot to see sabuleti distinct underside. I'd seen it at Alemany a week earlier but specimen was too worn.
This is the tree that you get pine nuts from.
Walked in the shade here and they all jumped up. Pointy heads and little mask.
Very difficult to remove this non-native once it gets into native habitat.
Aggressive non-native from Argentina.
Always see one in this exact spot ...
I think this is the native...
Beautiful mass of them right of Mansell.