Late-flowered mariposa lily, along the trail to Nicholas Flat
Fairly common in loose sand on the barrier island.
I thought I was going to be able to ID this sandbur on the loose sand of the coastal barrier island easily due to the size of the plant and burs but I can't separate C. pauciflorus and C. tribuloides from these photos. The decumbent stems were nearly 3 ft long and the burs were larger than what I see on the abundant C. incertus at home.
The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae Lindl. or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies (derived characteristics). These characteristics include flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and the production of fruits that contain the seeds. Etymologically, angiosperm means a plant that produces seeds within an enclosure; they are fruiting plants, although more commonly referred...