This small, iridescent green / black / purple beetle was sitting on an arroyo willow leaf.
This bush stands about 6 feet tall and has red stems.
My first thought was that it was a teasel flower that was dead from last season. I have never seen an Echinacea flower's dead head but I am actually thinking this looks more something like that then a teasel
I am actually not sure what this is, I put ribes because the plant was growing in a way that currants do
This might have been an escaped cultivated one because I saw they have pots of these for sale but this one was all alone in the flower garden
This was growing under valley oak leaves
Was growing in a ring on the ground under some valley oak duff.
It was growing In a nook beside a stone in a garden. It was partially burried in valley oak leaves
I am pretty sure it is an escaped cultivated one because it was right beside the school's green house.
My neighbors pasture is filled with beautiful mustard
on moss on a fallen log. fungus? fruiting body disintegrates when touched (see photo of my finger)
These were growing out of the ground. There was some old wood chip mulch and a top layer of valley oak leaves. Next to a parking lot.
This was growing out of the earth. There was miners lettuce next to it, and a younger live oak above it.
This was growing out of the earth and is surrounded by fairly fresh wood chips that are made of redwood I believe.
This was growing below valley oak trees, and below a california ceanothus.
These were growing under valley oak trees, with and there was old wood chip mulch below the leaf level.
This was growing out of a crack in the sidewalk, and it was under a california ceanothus which was under a valley oak.
Growing beneath a valley oak tree out of the earth and leaves.