Is this a variable checkerspot?
Released after a night in the slammer...
One whole edge of the meadow is blooming with cream cups and has been for weeks.
Fertile florets 1, spikelets 3 mm long, palea almost as long as lemma, upper glume 3 veined.
The botanist we were with called this deer brush, but the other 'deer brush' ID'd from the area isn't a match. I made a note Elephibasi / elefebasi before we walked away but without the spelling I can't find the ID.
I want to make sure this is the correct ID since there is a distinctive pink spot on each leaf which doesn't show on the other photos of rose clover...
Tiny obviously mustard flowers on a trail through a mostly shaded oak woodland. The older plant had a singular tall stalk with flowers on it. The smaller plant photo shows the foliage better.
It's a sad thing to see evidence of this disease...well, everywhere. Even at a thousands of acres preserve dedicated to science. This bay tree shows obvious signs of being a carrier, with the pathogen frying the tips of certain leaves. Good news, the only good news, is that drought seems to slow the spread somewhat as there is less water to spread the pathogen from plant to plant....
New growth. Unknown if this is a male or female plant.
Plant growing up and around the chamise. Botanist said these are easily ID's by looking at the leaflets around the stem. The older parts of the plants turned a beautiful magenta color that caught my eye.
New growth on the tips but very short. Growing in serpentine. Botanist explained that trees growing in this environment are often stunted and slow-growing, due to the low nutrient content of the serpentine soil.
This is a native form of dandelion. Much larger/taller stalk with a tight clustered seed head. It was growing alone - not in a huge group as dandelions tend to do. Botanist had said : Agoseris grandiflora
Rare little flower hidden among the larger flowers in a few open meadows that we checked. White five-petaled flower with a darker color towards the middle. A leaf whorl grows from around the stalk about halfway up.