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.
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.
Awns 7 - 8 cm long. Lower glumes 18 - 19 mm long. Although these florets are only about 0.8 mm wide. Found on serpentine.
This is the California state grass
Doe with bad back leg.
Feed with a group of Mallards.
According to Smith, "Grasses of California" this species now includes L. multiflorum and L. rigidum, and is synonymous with Festuca perennis.