Helminthoglypta stiversiana miwoka (Bartsch, 1919)
This is a dwarf size sub-species of the coastal H. stiversiana. This sub-species is only found on Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County.
I saw this flower on the Tomales Point trail in the Point Reyes National Seashore park.
lots of this along the eastern edge of the Point Reyes national seashore
LOTS of this along the eastern edge of Point Reyes Seashore - near the water
I saw a few of these along the coast in trees. This one is one a branch of a tree.
Shrubby and dense, flat blades, same yellowish green on both sides. The distinctive aspect was the soredia clumps (soralia) at the tips of the blades. The Scharnoff book references the "torn-open lobe tips".
this one was on the beach in low tide, but many others were visible in the water near the shore
A large flock of these birds hanging out in White Gulch beach
low tide around 7:00am
Margins are shaggy and frayed... same color on upper and lower surfaces.
Reminds me of R. canariensis
the pix are blurry because the wind was blowing...
The ends of the blades were frayed with soredia
Hike to Tamales Point.
Thamnophis elegans terrestris