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.
In burn area.
Found late in the day at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center .
Found along Mitchell Canyon fire road on Ranunculus canus .
A common turtle at the large pond . This turtle is non-native .
This is one of many weed turtle species found at Heather Park Farms in Walnut Creek, California. This species was often included with sliders when the baby turtle pet trade was at its peak. Normal range is the upper Mississippi drainage.
Small swarm with this one stuck to a wet car hood . Another swarm seen in Walnut Creek -Concord area .This creature is very tiny .
Along Stage Road by Pine Pond .
A massive single clump on an oak .
Growing in a gully .
Resting on a log at a seep near Buckeye Trail .
Growing on Pinus sabiniana at Oak Knoll Picnic Area .