Thugone - active ingredient in absinthe.
Anti-microbial - helps sore throat in tea
Smooth muscle relaxant
Elderberry. Edible, herbal remedy
Eaton canyon park, first day of class
Common name mulefat. Alluvial scrub, floods periodically. Alluvial scrub plants are flexible.
Coast Live Oak.
Keystone species, creates soil and shade but is a little acidic.
I found an ant, so I put it on my laptop in hopes that my phone's camera might be able to take a decent photo of it. It was moving too fast to identify it more specifically.
Larger leaves are of a separate plant
Found in the oak forest of Eaton Canyon.
Commonly known as Douglas Mugwort. A member of the sage family. Found in the oak forest of Eaton Canyon.
Commonly known as the Coffee berry.
Commonly known as Mule Fat. This specimen was found in the wash at Eaton Canyon.
Spiky flowered plant that is not too common in Eaton but can be found in the wash or Oak forest. Very small compared to shrubs. Their flowers get bright purple.
Commonly known as Poison Oak.
Medium height shrub. Part of the Sage family. 2nd most common sage found in Eaton Canyon.
Leafy green plant found by rivers and washes in Eaton Canyon.