Plants in the middle of rice terraces.
Joshua Tree blooming
Have seen these for years all over the county. Never seen them on the other side of straights or surrounding area. They only seem to grown on the north facing ground.
Last Oct. I saved some foliage from a florist's delivery... a few months ago I noticed the bumps on the undersides of the "leaves" had bloomed. It's called Ruscus hypophyllum native to Iberia and northwest Africa. The "leaves" are actually modified green stems called phylloclades. It's a member of the asparagus family...and it's still blooming. It's in a small vase on my kitchen counter. The tiny flowers are whitish with a purple center.
California yucca after a snow storm in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Asparagales is the name of an order of plants, used in modern classification systems such as the APG III system (which is used throughout this article). The order takes its name from the family Asparagaceae and is placed in the monocots. The order has only recently been recognized in classification systems. It was first put forward by Huber in 1977 and later taken up in the Dahlgren system of 1985. Before this, many of its families...