Flowers in chaparral, below 2,000' elevation, San Gabriel Mountains. Three (not four) petals, pinkish petals, yellowish interior. Normally cup shaped? Or still opening?
Invasive purple colored thistle, common here. The urban environment makes me think it's a milkthistle and not the native Cirsium occidentale var. californicum of the foothills.
Purple/pink five-petaled flower, Bailey Canyon, Sierra Madre, California. Chaparral. Elevation 2,000'.
So many possibilities on Cal Flora... could be in genus Gilia or Linanthus, or many others...
Five-petaled purple bell-shaped wildflower, Bailey Canyon, Sierra Madre, California. Chaparral.
Five petaled blue and white flower, Bailey Canyon, Sierra Madre, California. Chaparral.
Joshua trees along I-15
Coot, Los Cerritos Wetland
Iceplant, Los Cerritos Wetland
Shore bird, Los Cerritos
Lizard, Bailey Canyon
Swallow, Los Cerritos Wetland
Swallow, perched on a power line in Black Star Canyon.
Mourning doves, Los Cerritos Wetland
Snow plant, Lodgepole Campground
Red Tailed Hawk, Cerritos Wetlands
Belding's Savannah Sparrow. Saline emergent wetland habitat.