Ecology

Califlora

California in the spring is a wonderland for Midwest ecologists who have been starved all winter. Here’s what we saw in bloom from April 1 – April 3 in San Francisco and the coast near Big Sur along Hwy 1. I will revisit to edit this post as I figure out what the plants are! Any hints are welcome!

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Unknown, Golden Gate Park 4/1/18

 

 

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Eschscholzia californica, Orange California Poppy. Golden Gate Park 4/1/18

Unknown ID, Golden Gate Park 4/1/18

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We have to make a lot of stops
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Bright green new growth on a conifer along Los Burros Road 4/3/18
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Succulent along Los Burros Road 4/3/18

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Achillea millefolium, Yarrow
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Unknown ID
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Unknown ID
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Castilleja litoralis, Coast Paintbrush
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ID Unknown, succulent
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Aster spp?
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ID Unknown
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Succulent, ID unknown
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Periwinkle?
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Stonecrop?
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ID unknown
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ID unknown
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ID unknown

 

Plants along the beach trail and bluff trail in Molera State Park (not pictured):

  • Woodmint
  • Equisetum
  • Horse nettle
  • Purple iris
  • Lupine
  • Striped thistle
  • Periwinkle-colored bush
  • Small plant with yellow button-like disk flower
  • Indian paintbrush
  • Poppy
  • Pacific Silverweed
  • Succulents

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