Was hoping it was a dogface. Oh well.
I'm calling it C. covillei since the fronds are *mostly* glabrous and there's a pre-existing record of that species in Sunol, but I still don't see how one really draws a line between this and C. intertexta based on morphology. Actually looking at Jepson now and it refers to characters of the rhizome scales. Will have to check that next time.
Found dead under a log with its guts hanging out. Maybe something took a bite, didn't like, and cached it?
Was kind of hoping to get around the issue of nutlets on this one since it's so hairy, has those red veins and margins, and looks kinda weedy.
Another lifebird for me. Pretty sure of the ID.
Always a good way to start the day.
As soon as I saw the Little Yosemite area of Sunol, I figured yellow-leggeds were a possibility: fast-flowing water, pools, rocks. Unfortunately there were also abandoned water bottles, dogs, and cows, so I had doubts. Luckily those doubts were unfounded.
Quite a few of these flitting about the Camp Ohlone Road.
For sure this time
Practically coats the ground beneath the sagebrush.
Honey bees seemed to be enjoying it.