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'Anacapa Pink' Calystegia macrostegia island morning glory vine growing over Dendromecon harfordii / Island Bush Poppy

 Showing the Island Morning Glory 'Anacapa Pink' variety growing over and through Island Bush Poppy.   The daisies at left are Leptosyne, most likely a hybrid of L. maritima and L. gigantea, given that it has an in between morphology of being bushier, wider, and more floriferous than either species.

Gambelia speciosa growing on / through Prunus i. lyonii. Island bramble snapdragon growing on / through Island Cherry

Island Bramble Snapdragon (red flowers) growing on / through Island Cherry, blooming height from about 3 feet to 9 feet.   The white flower raceme-clusters are the Island Cherry flowers.   In Pt. Loma, two blocks from the ocean.

Gambelia speciosa growing on / through Dendromecon harfordii. Island bramble snapdragon growing on / through Island Bush Poppy

 Island Bramble Snapdragon (red flowers) growing on / through Island Bush Poppy.   Leptosyne maritima daisy growing at left, which gets tall when growing amongst taller plants, as here.  Trunk in mid-background is Guadalupe Palm.   In Pt. Loma.

Carex spissa, Juncus effusus, Woodwardia fimbriata, Rubus ursinus, Platanus racemosa, Quercus agrifolia

 All four of the above species shown here together in the San Diego upper hills, at Hell Hole Canyon Nature Preserve, growing in a spring-creek.   The Carex is like a tall grass, but technically not a grass, center;  the Juncus is a more slender reed, grass-like, on the sides.  Woodwardia is the fern in the back area.   Rubus ursinus at forward groundlevel (native Blackberry, - though from what I've noticed, the species is not much fruitful).

Dendromecon rigida, Stipa coronata, Cneoridium dumosum, at north Del Mar Torrey Pines Canyon

Spring 2016.   Showing Dendromecon rigida, with yellow flowers, the clump grass called Stipa coronata with it's tall thin arching stalks, and Cneoridium dumosum with it's small narrow slender leaves and tiny burnt-orange colored fruits.    And, Torrey Pines in the background.   This collection in the foreground is right by the edge of a 20' cliff drop.   A dramatic, core, beautiful composition.

Phyla nodiflora, aka Lippia, and aka Kurapia if of the Japanese bred lineage.

(Click on underlined blog entry title to see more) Possibly native to the California Floristic Province, or, possibly not.  Calflora lists it as native to Calflora.   That matter is uncertain by the most prominent botanists, but South America is consistently figured the most likely 'home region', though it's figured native to other regions, including North America, at least by some official state level botanical references.

Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia, aka Palo Blanco, aka Baja Bird Bush

(Click on underlined title to see more photos and more description)(two upper photos by Bri Weldon) Twenty footer growing at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden near Pomona.  Native from northwestern Baja to barely on the U.S. side of the border near San Ysidro.   With adequate water and wind protection can get to around 20 feet, growing about six inches to one foot per year.

Xylococcus bicolor (Mission Manzanita) 20-footer

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Below, closeup from patio above, on south side of garage:

Perspective from downslope looking up:

Manzanita: Arctostaphylos glauca

(Click on title to see more photos) Photo above, on top of the south peak area of Rodriguez Mtn, just south of Palomar Mtn, just south of La Jolla Indian Reservation.   Apparently Arctostaphylos glauca, of advanced age, and resembling bonsai aesthetic in character, especially with the boulders.  Quite an engaging compositional stylistic character in these two photos.   Good influence for inspiration for some built landscapes where this stylistic can be appropriate.

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