Violet-green Swallow, Sedgwick Reserve
Acmon Blue. Figueroa Mountain on chia.
Heliothis phloxiphagus on Gum Plant, Grindelia camporum. Figueroa Mountain.
Acmon Blue on Deerweed. Happy Canyon Road.
Hedgerow Hairstreak on milkweed, Figueroa Mountain.
Hedgerow Hairstreak, Figueroa Mountain
Western Pygmy Blue, Santa Barbara Island (On Island Tarweed, Catalina Tarweed, Deinandra clementina).
Mormon Metalmark on Bush Senecio
Painted Lady , on Bush Senecio.
Mournful Duskywing on Bush Senecio
Acmon Blue on Bush Senecio
California Hairstreak on Bush Senecio
Wild Hyacinth, Happy Canyon Road. I have never seen such dark blue flowers, or noticed more than one flower on a plant.
Wild Hyacinth, Happy Canyon Road
California Poppies and others in a field of grass, Happy Canyon Road
Golden Layia, Layia glandulosa. Pine Mountain.
Linanthus, Figueroa Mountain. The pistils on some of these seem to be at least the 7mm maximum described in Jepson. This plant is wind-pollinated, and does not self-pollinate. I wonder whether it practices protandry. I believe research was done on this species on Figueroa Mountain, because I was asked where populations could be found.
Death Camus, Star Lily, Figueroa Mountain
California Milkweed, Asclepias californica. Figueroa Mountain.
Red Maids, Figueroa Mountain
Volcanic Gilia, Gilia ochroleuca subsp. bizonata, Figueroa Mountain
California Fuschia, Epilobium canum, Refugio Road. I was surprised to see this flower.
Chaparral Currant, Ribes malvaceum, Refugio Road
Wild Cucumber, Refugio Road
Gilia, Figueroa Mountain
Chaparral Honeysuckle, Lonicera subspicata ssp denudata. Figueroa Mountain.