This stand of A. eriocarpa is located on the west side of Foxen Canyon Road. Access through the barbed wire fence under the oak tree.
These plants (~50) were in glorious full bloom, a couple of which had maturing, yellowish seed capsules.
Although some plants were shedding blooms, most were in very vigorous condition despite the current drought. No monarch butterfly ova, larva, nor pupa observed, as well as none in flight nor any chewed leaves.
This is probably one of the most common shrubs at the Paradise reserve.
This tree is scattered with Blue and coast valley oak on the lower elevation of the reserve.
I have only seen a small group of this flower along Paradise road. The plant is annual.
common lily on unstable slopes
read more about banana slug phylogeny on http://paradisereserve.ucnrs.org
Fungus growing on rotten oak log
Green moss, very common on rocks
white lichen to the left of the black lichen
A beautiful specimen sprawl out against the rock on a road cut.