Lotus scoparius, gets about 3 feet all around, blooms in Spring. Surrounding native plants are the white flowered Gnaphalium californicum at right back, red flowered Mimulus aurantiacus right of center back, Eriophyllum confertiflorum in bud at left behind Lotus and at right side; sparsely foliaged Lemonade Berry in back left of center, one Encelia californica flower poking out at right and in middle bottom of photo. Photo in early April near Salk Institute.
Sidalcea malviflora(pink flowers), Eriophylum confertiflorum(yellow), and Baccharis sarothroides(right, green). Location: Mt. Miguel, Spring.
Artemisia californica foreground, Eriogonum fasciculatum foreground left, Adenostoma fasciculatum mid-ground, Lemonade Berry(Rhus integrifolia)background, Encelia californica by fencing at right, Lemonade Berry in back of it. Pt. Loma, Lighthouse.
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Hesperoyucca whipplei, Viguiera laciniata, Malosma laurinaSubmitted by Scott on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 11:33pm
(Click on underlined title to see more) Top photo: Hesperoyucca at right, tall stalk bloom, Viguiera(yellow flowers) at left and right, Malosma(Laurel Sumac) in back, and Eriogonum fasciculatum(Scrub Buckwheat, not in bloom) in front at left. All at average relative sizes. Sumac is about six foot plus tall.
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Cupressus forbesii, Tecate Cypress; Adenostoma fasciculatum, ChamiseSubmitted by Scott on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 11:24pm
Tecate Cypress in background, gets up to about 40 feet in 40 years, depending on the water availability. Adenostoma fasciculatum in foreground, which usually gets around 6 feet. Photo on west Otay Mtn half way up.
(Click underlined title to see more) Cercocarpus minutiflora, grows up to about 15 feet with adequate water. Top photo in San Clemente Canyon, aka Marian Bear Park.
The Torrey Pine, at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. A big pine with adequate water. Or smaller with less, as seen in the bottom photo. Pines growing in residential situations typically get bigger than those in the wild due to much more water availability.
Engelmann Oak, evergreen, unique elliptical leaves. Typically gets about 20 feet in about as many years, potential to 45 feet with adequate water in about 40 years. Plant at left is Baccharis sarothroides(broom baccharis), which makes a nice light green contrast to the brownish-green or dull green of the Engelmann Oak. Photo taken during winter, in Rancho Penasquitos.
Regional natives of particular interest: Coast Live Oak - Quercus agrifolia, California Sycamore - Platanus racemosaSubmitted by Scott on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 12:10am
Coast Live Oak and California Sycamore in background. Artemisia californica and native white Morning Glory Vine(Calystegia macrostegia) in foreground. Grass around the trees at bottom.
Coast live oaks.