Squished by a bike
Uncommon at Mount Diablo . Found where Blue Oak woodland meets grassland .
Photo from four years ago . My second record for the summit area .
This population was quickly declining when I took this photo 7 years ago . I only saw it bloom once or twice in the 7 to 10 years that I checked . Currently choked by Poison Oak .
What is the black lichen or fungus ? Found in the Morgan Fire burn zone .
From past files . Growing on serpentine soil . Note the purple-dotted stem separates this from Layia platyglossa .
From past files . On a chert outcrop .
From past files . Plant very sticky to the touch ( in fact it stuck to itself while I took this photo ) .
Looks like something in Rhamnaceae perhaps . Does not appear to be something ordinary or native .
Saw a total of three tarantulas on the hike today.
Brief description of what you observed
In burn area.