Mid-Summer by Mt. Miguel. Eriogonum fasciculatum - white flowers, Artemisia californica - brownish foliage(dry season semi-dormant), Baccharis sarothroides - bright green lowbush in foreground, and further in background, before white flowered Toyon(Heteromeles arbutifolia) in far background down road, Malosma laurina main big bush in bloom.
(Click on underlined title to see more) Yellow flowers, lacy foliage. Grows only during rainy season/cool half of year. Blooms late Winter through Spring. Dry season dormant perennial. Growing with Dudleya edulis on cliff edge. All photos early Spring.
Opuntia littoralis in foreground, - Coast Prickly Pear.
(Click on underlined title to see more) Interesting and endearing cluster of Quercus dumosa in center area of photograph, apparently about 10 to 12 feet tall. Potentially gets to 6 to 18 feet all around, typically, potentially much larger in shady north facing sites with adequate moisture,.. and time; slow to moderate growth rate, depending on water availability. Photo above in Torrey Pines, as seen from the highway 1.
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Isocoma menziesii, Baccharis pilularis, Artemisia californica,...Submitted by Scott on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 3:23pm
(Click on underlined title to see more) Isocoma in foreground, Baccharis pilularis(bush form) in middle background. Photo in early Autumn, Del Mar. Brownish dry-dormant Artemisia californica in mid-background. Torrey Pine, center background. Atriplex lentiformis left background, light grey foliage.
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Eriophyllum confertiflorum and some Coastal and Foothill Shrub ScrubSubmitted by Scott on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 3:16pm
(Click on underlined title to see more) Gets about 2 feet all around, loose. Blooms Spring to Summer. Top Photo in Pt. Loma, with Torrey Pines, Adenostoma fasciculata, Artemisia californica, Lemonade Berry, and Rhamnus crocea(left front corner) being the most prominent other plants. Weed non-native iceplant in foreground. Bottom photo at Mt.
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Flowers of: Lemonade Berry, and, Ceanothus verrucosusSubmitted by Scott on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 8:57am
Top photo of white flowered Lemonade Berry at left, and the usual pink flowered at right. Bottom photo of the pink flowered LB at left, and white flowered Ceanothus verrucosus at right.
(Click on underlined title to see more) These two pictures are from the following blog site: http://balconyofdreams.blogspot.com/2009/12/finally-got-laid.html.
(Click on underlined title to see more) Centaureum venustum, pink flowers, blooms Spring to early Summer; in dry open exposures usually gets around 3 to 6 inches tall, more where it gets more water or part shade. Yellow flower in top photo appears to be a young stage Chaenactis glab. in bloom, and in-bud Deinandra(both shown separately further in this blog).
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Point Loma Coastal Shrub Scrub, seaside, in late summer to mid autumnSubmitted by Scott on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 9:46am
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Catalina California Fuchsia, blooms in Summer, though can sometimes bloom in Spring also. Get's about 3 feet tall and spreads some length more. Silvery foliage. Yellow flowers in background are Constancea nevinii, also native to the southern SoCaL Islands. Landscape here done by Greg Rubin, located in Pt. Loma.