This was on a Toyon I think. It was some tree anyway.
A weird patch of yellowish-flowered specimens. Since these plants are white, pink or purple, I'm not sure where the yellow pigments have come from!
ID by key and seed morphology.
Had a deadline to get home so I didn't put much effort into making sure the pictures were perfect :c
If you can identify the mostly black one on the right side, that would be good too.
The focus is on the large central one, but if you can identify any stragglers that is great too.
Bush-like formation, no hairiness or fuzziness like velutina elsewhere in the park. I don't know if younger velutina could have these characteristics as well?
@charlie does this look right to you?
Several of these leaf mines all over on Ceanothus oliganthus.
Recurvaria have a distinctive progression starting with these curving trails and ending in complete defoliation, which I noted at the time. Could not detect any living larvae but they must have been there.
This appears to be the very rare tree buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum arborea (just kidding).
It was growing from this Ceanothus apparently! I was standing underneath it when taking this photo.
About 600m-1km away across the valley, with the sun behind it. Had to do some serious photo editing to get the image to this state...
Thanks to cody for the ID.
Lighting was horrific, this will have to do for now.
The only one seen for 6 miles.
A little redder than I'm used to. Doesn't come out in photos quite as well.
I think...it was halfway down the hill and the sun was behind it, so sorry for poor pics. But it was definitely greenish and not more bluish like glauca, which was present up the hill.
This is the only individual of this species I've seen in the park. Funny how they just randomly pop up miles away from each other.
Maybe this is California bay, don't know it.