This smaller cactus species was planted near the sage scrub area. It had smaller spines than the coastal prickly pear.
On one of our first ventures sampling we found this little guy on an old, dead oak tree stump.
Growing high above the mulefat.
Growing within a California sage.
Found one growing in a Cali sage.
Dried but true to it's name: everlasting.
Growing mostly in the dry riverbed.
Goring steadily underneath the mulefat.
Very rare, but growing in the center of a vast sage scrub.
Growing underneath the black mustard and sage.
Dried out, and drastically different from its blooming form.
Almost as abundant as the California sage.