This specimen was seen on a Quercus agrifolia. When the orange portion was touched, one's finger came away with orange spores.
This hard fungus was seen on the trunk of a living oak tree within the mixed oak woodland here.
This thin layer adnate crustose lichen was growing on the principal trunk of a living Quercus agrifolia, within the larger context of a mixed oak woodland on a steep rocky slope in western Annadel. The specimen did not shed powder when touched.
Seen on higher elevation rocky sunny slopes, this grass has its dried panicle from last year's growth and is shooting out fresh basal leaves. While most of the leaf biomass is basal, there are three narrow cauline leaves on the dry flower spike. The specimen was about one meter in height measured to the top of last year's dry panicle. New basal leaves are only about 30 cm high, but they are still growing.
Seen on a rocky steep slope within a copse of oak woodland, growing in semi-shade. This species of Galium is a four-whorled leaf type. The specimen is only 18 cm high, growing in a rock crevice with its customary clingy nature.
This mature 20 meter tall California bay was seen in a ridgetop copse near the ecotone with a ridgetop meadow. Note the multifurcate trunk.
This adnate crustose lichen is extremely firmly attached to a sizable lateral limb of a living Quercus agrifolia. The thickness of the specimen appears to be about one millimeter.
Seen in a copse of Coast live oak trees growing on a fallen twig. The specimen is quite rigid.
Seen in a seep within a chaparral area at lower elevations of western Annadel.
Seen in a sunny grassland area which has a substantial seep. The cap diameter is about one cm. The stem is fibrous and smooth on the outside. Gills are neat, with some of the gills extending only about half way from rim toward the stalk.
Seen in a grassland area at the western side of Annadel. The cap was exceedingly dry and in a roughly scalloped hexagon geometry. Cap diameter is about 16 mm. The dark orange gills are very ragged and not close.
Seen hard adnate on a native rock. This specimen measures about ten cm in diameter.
Seen growing in the fringe of a garden on the lower northern flank of Snake Mountain. The delicate bell-shaped cap was a scant nine mm in diameter, and the slender hollow stalk was six cm in length.
Seen growing in garden leaf litter on the lower northern flank of Snake Mountain. The sunken rimmed cap has a diameter of nine cm. The common name of this taxon is wine-cap stropharia. Veil marking is evident.
This hollow stemmed mushroom was seen growing on leaf litter within the outskirts of a garden on the northern lower flank of Snake Mountain. Cap diameter is about six cm and the stalk length is also about six cm. There is a ring on the stalk.
Seen growing on the ground in leaf litter in a garden. The diameter of the wavy cap is about four cm and the stalk length is also around four cm long.
Seen in a ruderal area on the lower northern flank of Snake Mountain. This gilled mushroom is veiled, with cap diameter of 11 cm and stalk length of 13 cm. This specimen was growing in a garden whose surface is dominated by European olive leaf litter.
Seen in a ruderal area on the western lower flank of Snake Mountain. These two specimens were growing on the ground on a substrate dominated by Douglas fir needles. Cap is flattish with a diameter of about five cm, and the stalk length is around nine cm long.
This gilled mushroom was growing on leaf litter, predominated by Douglas fir needle fall. The microhabitat was a ruderal area of a vacant lot on the lower western flank of Snake Mountain. The cap measures about four cm in diameter for this specimen. The specimen lacks a veil, and its stalk is slightly enlarged near the gills.
This specimen consists of two proximate mushrooms of the same taxon. It was observed in a vacant lot in ruderal condition on the lower flanks of Snake Mountain. These specimens were growing from the leaf litter that consisted of Douglas fir and Black oak (Q. kelloggii) droppings. The red-brown caps were cracked and crazed, dry to the touch, and the larger measures about seven cm in cap diameter. The stalk was longitudinally striated, the larger mushroom here having a stalk of six cm in length. The stalk uppermost is a pronounced yellow, followed by a red band, then brown striations for the majority of the stalk.
Seen growing on an old fencepost in a vacant lot on Snake Mountain. The lichen has a dust-like appearance with very fine grains, difficult to resolve with my camera in the ambient light.
This unusual fungus was seen in a shady ruderal area on Snake Mountain. The specimen was found beneath Douglas fir trees in a moderately heavy leaf litter of Douglas fir needles. This appears to be a large stinkhorn. The cap measures about 14 cm in diameter, and the texture is a hard rubbery substance, likely in its desiccated form as found.
Seen growing in a vacant lot that exhibits a diverse flora and fungi assembly for a ruderal microhabitat. This is a common alien species to this region.
Seen growing under oak trees in a shady ruderal area. This diminutive galium is forming a mat no more than twelve cm high. The whorls of six limit this Galium to just a few species. The altitude of occurrence, geographic range and diminutive stature then select G. tricornutum as the observed taxon.
This specimen has a cap diameter of about 2.5 cm and a stalk length of around eight cm. This specimen was found in a landscaped area.
This hollow stem mushroom was seen on the upper banks of Santa Rosa Creek in a ruderal grassy area, somewhat north and east of the Flat Rocks confluence.
Several willows of the same species were seen in the upper bank area of Santa Rosa Creek slightly east and north of the Flat Rocks confluence. Catkins and new leaves appeared to be presenting themselves simultaneously. Dried leaves were found that were about eight cm long with acuminate tips. The trunk was not upright, but slanted, and its diameter at chest height was fifteen cm.