Phenology excercise

Leafed vs. Bare:
Bare: I found a deciduous quercus species, (I think it is a vally oak, but it could be a blue oak). It still has not leafed out, however you can see the parasitic mistletoe growing in the canopy.
Leafed: I found a manzanita. This is an evergreen shrub, so it nis not the best example because it always has leaves. I was going to take a picture of buckeye which had just begun to bud, but I will do that next time).

Flowering vs. Bare
Flowering: I found aCalifornia Bay laurel, which was flowering these tiny little yellow flowers.
Bare: Along the San Francisco coast I saw this lupine bush, I know they have really pretty flowers late in the spring, but it is not flowering yet. I am not sure of the species.

Posted by cellardoor cellardoor, February 14, 2013 19:44

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 10, 2013 01:48 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Bearberries and Manzanitas (Genus Arctostaphylos)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 14, 2013 11:04 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Oaks (Genus Quercus)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 11, 2013

Description

Valley oak?

Photos / Sounds

What

California Bay (Umbellularia californica)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

February 11, 2013

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