Seen on the trunk of a deciduous planted street tree on the north side of Montgomery Drive.
Several of these small shrubs were seen in a landscaped area that is a private western entrance to Annadel. Could this be C. thyrsiflorus?
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.