In neighbors oak
Monte vista ct
Especially along the roadside, these were coming up all over the place
Tons of these, very common. Amazing seed structure.
Lots of these unknown spp. along the hillside around lupine and chinese houses.
Also called 'dwarf plantain'
'Baby Stars' - the pollen tube was ridiculously long - it was incredible to watch this get pollinated!
Perfect time of year - these were all blooming in one special spot along the upper trail
Couldn't get close enough to truly ID this (it was hanging on the side of a steep cliffside) I wonder which species are most common here
Beautiful blue-purple color. Also called 'Foothill Penstemon' - we looked at this very carefully wondering why these were called Beardtongues... Vein-like markings on the lower petals looked like forked snake's tongues but that's as close as I came.
Unknown which variety
Also called 'Spinster's'
We also saw a bright white blue-eyed grass
Throughout Pine Flat, the Ceanothus is in full bloom. The scent in the air was surprisingly sweet and strong!