Immature. Ocean Park, Santa Barbara County, California
Mixed oak woodland and riparian vegetation surrounding hillside seep. Santa Barbara County, California
Ocean Park, Santa Barbara County, California
I think this is C. cuneatus growing not far below the summit. I returned to this location 2/7/2016, and the Ceanothus at and near the summit looked like they were 1-2 weeks from blooming. There were just a few Ceanothus plants blooming at the lower half of the Trespass trail.
I think this may be C. cuneatus growing on the lower half of the Trespass trail.
I think this is C. cuneatus (Buckbrush). It was growing in a crack of a big boulder overhanging a canyon (highway 101/1 and the Gaviota pass). On this day I did not observe any Ceanothus blooming at a higher elevation than this, and I saw just a few bushes in bloom below this plant. I think the reflected heat of the boulder plus the most soil below it may have caused this plant to bloom a little earlier than most of the other Ceanothus that looked like they were about 1-2 weeks from blooming.
Keyhole limpet, by not sure what type.
ID by Kerry Knudsen, CALS meeting
some really odd looking Ramalina here
Opegrapga herbariom ID by Kerry Knudsen - unless I mad a mistake, CALS meeting
on bark of tree
on tree branch
on old fence post
again, the names in Latin were flying by me....
On an old wood fence post
names of the lichens on the fence post were flying by - I wrote "Lucania fucella" or "coreopsis"....
Harris Grade Road, Santa Barbara County, California
on tree limb
male with prey
Surf Beach, Santa Barbara County, California
Pale gray upper surface with blue soralia (?) on the curled margins. Black rhizines (simple, unbranched) on margins and lower surface. Upper surface is also kind of "marbled" with black dots and changes in color.
1b. soredia present
2b. soredia rounded or crescent-shaped, margins often ciliate
>> P. arnoldii or P. perlatum ?