Early blooming lizard tail. Pretty sure it's staechadifolium: 7 rays on a couple of the flower heads. (Does anyone know if confertiflorum exists on San Bruno Mountain?)
Also known as Lizardtail, this plant was common on the bluffs directly above the beach at Pigeon Point.
Mouth of Big Sur River
Eriophyllum stoechadifolium (also, E. staechadifolium) is a flowering plant in the daisy family which is known by the common name seaside woolly sunflower. It is native to the coastline of Oregon and California as far south as the Channel Islands. This is a plant of the beaches, dunes, and coastal scrub. It is variable in size, its height depending in part on its exposure to harsh coastal wind and saline spray. It may reach anywhere from...