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  • Mt. Diablo Manzanita (Arctostaphylos auriculata): A native Manzanita classified as 1B.3 by the CNPS; which means it is rare, threatened or endangered. width:484;;height:604
  • The unusual seed pods of the Chinese Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) which were planted by the coal miners. width:461;;height:604
  • The attractive leaf of the Mediterranean Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum). Sad that  it becomes such an aggressive weed. width:640;;height:476
  • Through the 'Trees of Heaven' towards the Cemetery. Perhaps we're headed in the wrong direction. width:640;;height:480
  • Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum): This native Mistletoe was busy parasitizing an old Oak. width:433;;height:604
  • Wooly Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja foliolosa): Emerging red bracts on this native fuzzy bush. width:640;;height:512
  • Henderson’s Shooting Star (Dodecatheon hendersonii): There were lots of these early blooming natives at the intersection of the Manhattan Trail & the Black Diamond Trail. width:640;;height:458
  • View east from near the Cemetery. width:640;;height:366
  • Padre’s Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patulum): Even though we saw many of these natives already blooming, there were multiples more of their emerging leaves along the Manhattan Trail. width:432;;height:604
  • Blennosperma (Blennosperma nanum): We saw only a few of these natives which were about ½" across & 1" tall. width:624;;height:604
  • Steps carved out of stone on the Chaparral trail. width:451;;height:600
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