Sunflower family? Looking for detail, genus, species
Mystery on the underside of a bean leaf.
Raised. Leaf otherwise healthy. Fungus or bugs?
Variety "Hopi Pole," showing a couple of variable seed features common in Phaseolus:
-When first shelled/not 100% dry, many seeds will look white instead of their true, final color. In the first photo the one white seed will dry down and become brilliant orange like the others.
-In patterned seeds, it's pretty common for the pattern to "reverse," so a plant that's primarily orange beans with red speckles will make a few red beans with orange speckles. Usually this seems to be on a pod-by-pod basis, but sometimes it's in the same pod, like in the second photo. I've somewhere seen this reversal also called "day for night."
I've seen Hawks in the Backyard before but today(9-6-2014) was the longest it stayed, maybe around 3-4 minutes. You could tell that it was looking for food.
Mother and fawn grazing near the freeway.
About 1 1/2 to 2 inches long
Phone GPS was wrong, corrected
Dead juvenile. No visible injuries, but found under a power line.
Adorable mushrooms growing in a container full of bean plants.
I guess this is L. heteromela, but check out those squarrose rhizines. Is that normal?
Coyotebrush can really come alive with a little water. There much more than just the Parmotrema here, of course.
Apologies for the bad pic. This was the only somewhat dry specimen I photographed, and it wasn't quite as compelling as the wet ones, but it matches the pic in Brodo quite well, while the wet ones don't really look like much of anything. Sharnoff has a number of his typically excellent pics, but they all look a bit dry: www.sharnoffphotos.com/lichensD/leptogium_milligranum.html.
Once again I need to expand my concept of this lichen's habitat.