Photos copyright © 2010-2012, 2013 Kat Avila
Camera: Canon SD780 IS (2010-2012), Canon SX210 IS (2013)
Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, MORNING GLORY FAMILY. The flowers are normally white or have a pink tint (Clarke, 295).
bindweed
2010.5.5
bindweed
2010.5.26
bindweed
A bee has crawled inside.
2010.5.26
bindweed
2011.10.11
bindweed
2011.10.11
Bladderpod (aka Burro Fat), Isomeris arborea, CAPER FAMILY: Named for the smell left by its crushed leaves.
bladderpod
2010.4.23
bladderpod
with harlequin bug (nymph)
2010.5.26
bladderpod
green inflated pod fruit
2010.5.26
bladderpod
with harlequin bug (nymph)
2010.7.9
bladderpod
dried up
2010.7.30
bladderpod
covered with dew
2011.10.11, 8:38 a.m.
bladderpod
2012.4.18
Boysenberry, Rubus ursinus x idaeus: They're juicy and fragile when they ripen to a deep purple color, but they are difficult to find. I think the morning joggers beat me to the best berries.
boysenberry
2011.3.7
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.15
boysenberry
2011.3.17
boysenberry
2011.3.17
boysenberry
2011.4.18
boysenberry
2011.4.18
boysenberry
2011.4.18
boysenberry
2011.4.18
boysenberry
2011.4.18
Bush Mallow (aka Chaparral Mallow), Malacothamnus fasciculatus, MALLOW FAMILY
bush mallow
2011.6.23
bush mallow
2011.6.23
bush mallow
2011.6.23
bush mallow
2011.6.23
bush mallow
2011.6.23
California Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum, BUCKWHEAT FAMILY
California buckwheat
2010.7.9
California Bulrush ('bUl-rɅʃ), Schoenoplectus californicus, or Scirpus californicus, SEDGE FAMILY (aka Tule ['tu-li:, from Nahuatl tullin], Scirpus acutus; black root [name used by indigenous basketweavers])
California bulrush
interlay of lines
2010.5.5
California bulrush
vertical and horizontal lines
2010.5.5
California bulrush
cloud reflections in the pond
2011.2.23
California bulrush
2011.2.23
California Encelia (aka Bush Sunflower), Encelia californica, ASTER FAMILY
California encelia
2010.4.23
California encelia
2010.5.5
California encelia
honeybee visitor
2011.2.9
California encelia
2011.3.11
California encelia
2011.3.17
California encelia
2011.3.17
California encelia
2011.3.17
California encelia
2011.3.17
California encelia
a spooky eye
2011.3.17
California encelia
2011.3.17
California encelia
closeup on pistil
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2011.3.17
California encelia
2011.4.18
California Fuchsia, Epilobium canum, EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY
California fuchsia
2010.7.9
California Mugwort (aka Douglas Sagewort, Dream Sage) Artemisia douglasiana: While mugwort was used to remedy a number of medical complaints from colds to menstrual cramps by various coastal tribes, among the more memorable applications included using the scent of mugwort to ensure pleasant dreams or rubbing its leaves against one's body to keep away unwelcome spirits.
California mugwort
During the day, its leaves close
so it doesn't lose moisture.
2010.5.14
California mugwort
2010.5.14
California mugwort
2011.3.17
California mugwort
2011.3.17
California mugwort
2011.3.17
California Rose, Rosa californica, ROSE FAMILY
California rose
2010.4.26
California rose
2010.7.9
California rose
beetle & Argentine ant
2010.7.30
California rose
looking like mini-octopuses
2010.7.9
California rose
dark pink
2010.7.30
California rose
bright red
2010.7.30
California rose
shriveled up like raisins
2010.7.30
California rose
green with hint of blush
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.8.13
California rose
multicolored
2010.8.13
California rose
someone's been nibbling
2010.8.13
California rose
2010.10.11
California rose
2010.10.11
California rose
2010.10.11
California rose
2010.10.11
California rose
2010.10.11
California rose
2010.10.11
California rose
2011.2.25
California rose
2011.4.18
California rose fruit
2013.7.3
California Sycamore, Platanus racemosa, SYCAMORE FAMILY
California sycamore
"Ouchy!" (nutlets)
2011.1.30
California sycamore
baby tree
2011.3.15
California sycamore
close-up
2011.3.15
California sycamore
2011.10.11
Coastal Prickly Pear, Opuntia littoralis, CACTUS FAMILY: The pads (Sp. nopales) and the fruit (Sp. tunas) with the spines and skin removed are eaten by some people. It is not necessarily the large spines you need to worry about but the tiny bristle-like ones. They break off in bunches from the base of the larger spines and will cling to and irritate your skin. White cochineal scale insects (Dactylopius) gather in colonies on the cactus; a red dye can be made from them (Clarke 141).
prickly pear
ready to bloom
2010.7.30
prickly pear
A bee works inside a flower.
2010.7.30
prickly pear partially eaten pears
2010.7.30
prickly pear
partially eaten pear
2010.7.30
prickly pear
Gravity is pulling off the fruit.
2010.7.30
prickly pear
2011.1.27
prickly pear
2011.6.2
prickly pear
2011.6.2
Coulter's Matilija Poppy, [mə-'tɪ-li:-ha], Romneya coulteri, POPPY FAMILY: "Largest flowers of any native CA plant (Alden, 164)."
Coulter's matiija poppy
2011.4.18
Coulter's matiija poppy
2011.4.18
Coulter's matiija poppy
2011.4.18
Coulter's Matilija Poppies
2012.4.17
Coyote Brush (aka Chaparral Broom), Baccharis pilularis, ASTER FAMILY: The female flowers are like the end of a paintbrush and grow on a different bush from the shorter male flowers.
coyote brush
has a rabbit shape
2013.1.22
coyote brush
ready to blow away
in the next strong wind
2013.1.22
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, ASTER FAMILY
dandelion
2010.5.14
dandelion
2010.5.14
dandelions
2010.7.9
Fremont Cottonwood, Populus fremontii, WILLOW (Salicaceae) FAMILY
Fremont cottonwood
cottony seeds on trail
and Calif. sagebrush
2010.5.26
Fremont cottonwood
triangular leaves
2010.5.26
Fremont cottonwood
triangular leaves
2010.5.26
Fremont cottonwood
nice pop-up yellow brings
attention to what's around it
2010.7.30
Fremont cottonwood
2011.10.11
Fremont cottonwood
2011.10.11
Fremont cottonwood
autumn carpet of leaves
2011.10.11
Fremont cottonwood
2011.10.11
Hooker's Evening Primrose, Oenothera deltoides, EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY
evening primrose
2010.4.23