Photos copyright © 2010-2013 Kat Avila
Cameras: Canon SD780 IS, Canon SX210 IS (2013)
International phonetic alphabet (IPA) used for pronunciation.
DODDER FAMILY ['da-dər]
California Dodder (aka Witch's Hair), Cuscuta californica, DODDER FAMILY: It's a parasitic plant. From late spring to fall, its small white flowers bloom (Head, 36).
California dodder
2010.6.19
California dodder
2010.6.19
California dodder
2012.2.5


EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY
California Fuchsia ['fju-ʃə], Zauschneria californica, EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY
California fuchsia
2012.8.25
California fuchsia
2012.9.3
FOUR O'CLOCK FAMILY
Wishbone Bush, Mirabilis californica, FOUR O'CLOCK FAMILY: The blossoms open in the late afternoon, around four o'clock (see family name; Dale, 139). Part of the dried plant looks like a wishbone (Dale, 139).
wishbone bush
2012.2.5
wishbone bush
2012.2.5
wishbone bush
2012.5.20
wishbone bush
2012.5.20
wishbone bush
2012.5.20
FUNGI and LICHENS ['laɪ-kɘnz] (made up of alga ['æl-ga] and fungus)
Cumberland Rockshield, Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia
Cumberland rockshield
2012.8.25
Cumberland rockshield
close-up
2012.8.25
Cumberland rockshield
2012.8.25
Cumberland rockshield
2012.8.25
lichens
2013.5.12
Cumberland rockshield
2012.8.25
Cumberland rockshield
2012.8.25
Cumberland rockshield
2012.8.25
The following plant was growing next to the Cumberland Rockshield.
plant
2012.8.25
plant
2012.8.25
plant
2013.5.12
Misc. Fungi and Lichens
plant
2012.2.20
lichen
2012.2.20
lichen
2012.8.25
GERANIUM FAMILY, Filaree ['fɪ-lə-ri:] (aka Heron's Bill), Erodium var., The "beaks" are its fruit, which contain needle-shaped seeds.
Long-Beak Filaree, Erodium botrys, GERANIUM FAMILY
plant
2012.1.25
plant
2012.1.25
plant
2012.2.5
Red-Stem Filaree, Erodium cicutarium, GERANIUM FAMILY
plant
2012.1.25
plant
2012.1.25
GOURD FAMILY
Wild Cucumber (aka manroot), Marah macrocarpus, GOURD FAMILY
wild cucumber ripe seed pod
ripe seed pod
2013.4.23
wild cucumber seed pod
2013.4.23
wild cucumber
2013.6.29
wild cucumber
2013.6.29
HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY
Mexican Elderberry, Sambucus mexicana, HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY
Mexican elderberry
2012.7.21
IRIS FAMILY
Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium bellum, IRIS FAMILY
blue-eyed grass
2012.2.18
blue-eyed grass
2012.2.18
blue-eyed grass
2012.2.20
blue-eyed grass
2012.2.20