I think these are fecal droppings from dogs... I was seeing the mold covered dropping near the beginning of the trail in to the park. I have numerous photos o them, illuminating their covering of 2-3 inch long "micro-stalks"
along trail above lagunitas drive - the trail cuts through an shaded area with may 25-50 plants.
sprouts from local tree nuts growing in pots
Flowering. Pollen released on touch
Almost leafless, drought? Flower. Buds. Leaves indistinct hairs below. Shreve? Margins curled like coast live
Came to light
This little guy couldn't fly broken wing?