February 22,  2011

We haven't had a wildflower write-up since the first of December. Most of that is due to the lack of flowers... which is somewhat normal for winter. Add to that a rainfall of less than half of what we normally get, and you get fewer flowers yet. Of those few we did find, there were even fewer that were worth reporting on so the noteworthy flowers dropped to almost nothing. On the other hand, the hiking weather has been great!

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel) NN
Baccharis pilularis (Coyote Bush)
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard)NN
Callistemon citrinus Bottle Brush)NN
Cardamine oligosperma (Bitter Cress)
Carpobrotus edulis (Ice Plant)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Cotula coronopifolia (Brass Buttons)NN
Erodium moschatum (White Stemmed Filaree)NN
Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia (Marsh Gum Plant)
Helminthotheca echioides (Bristly Ox Tongue)NN
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)NN
Medicago polymorpha (Bur Clover)NN
Melilotus albus (White Sweet Clover)NN
Myoporum laetum (Ngaio Tree)NN
Nicotiana glauca (Tree Tobacco)NN
Phragmites australis (Common Reed)
Plantago coronopus (Cutleaf Plantain)NN
Prunus cerasifera (Purple Leaf Plum)NN
Prunus sp. (Flowering Cherry)NN
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)NN
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurry)
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)NN
Typha angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Cat Tail) NN