Finally getting ready to bloom
I hope the photo is not too bad that this pretty lizard can't be identified. I think it was about 20 cm long. Could it be a Cnemidophorus tigris multiscutatus?
I have seen quite a few in the past week but never had my camera at the time.
Still hoping to find out why those do not seem quite right for Collinsia heterophylla and what they might be.
Just for show and tell...
Nasty, nasty weed!
Found under a large boulder with long dark brown/reddish woody stem.
I know I have seen it elsewhere and I don't like its scent but I don't think I know its name either.
So, I went back to the same specimen I observed on 5/10/13 to make sure the seeds where glabrous and they were.
For the second shot I just pulled one seed and laid it on the flower head gone to seeds.
One more Collinsia I don't know.
Another Collinsia I don't know.
This is not on my taxa list but I found it just a little ways up a trail from the fire road.
The options in San Diego County for Collinsia are:
C. bartsiifolia davidsonii
C. heterophylla austromontana
C. heterophylla heterophylla
I know what it is not but am not quite sure of what it is. Any suggestion is welcome while I check further.
This is the shortest avena I have seen (+/- 30 to 40 cm) and it does look different from the others I have seen.
Near the seasonal creek, next to Western poison oak, Rush, sedge.
Another observation of could be California Fuschia.
This time, it was growing in the shade of an oak tree, near a seasonal creek.
Belinda, I hope you take a look!