USA - Pacific States forum: Santa Monica Mountains, California - September 2010 - Something New

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ImageKelli
Sep 9, 2010 1:08 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Coyote brush has male and female flowers on separate plants.
male
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female
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Wasps like fennel.
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You know that I can always scare up some flowers.
prickly lettuce
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ashy leaf buckwheat
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This wand chicory is more purple than what is typical, or else it isn't a wand chicory.
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Good thing I left my locomotive at home. Hilarious!
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Chaparral bleeding hearts are only found within a couple years of a fire and then they are gone until the next fire. I was surprised to see a few, then I noticed a burned area about the size of a bathroom or small kitchen. That was curious.
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Walnuts are starting to turn yellow.
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California fuchsia
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fleabane aster
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virgins bower seeds, or attack of the old English sheepdogs Hilarious!
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This habitat type is called "southern oak woodland".
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I call this not-marijuana, but the real name is durango root.
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This is a Tejon milk-aster. I had never seen these before. (The gringo pronunciation is tuh-HONE. Tejon is Spanish for badger, but in this case it comes from a place name.)
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some more oak woodland
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This poppy didn't get the memo that it is supposed to be dormant now.
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narrow leaf milkweed
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Imagemarsue
Sep 10, 2010 8:30 PM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
Kelli, you have once again introduced me to some plants and blooms that I have never heard of much less seen until now. The "not-marijuana" name made me laugh! Hilarious!
I never cease to be amazed at the wide variety of wildflowers and the lovely colors, too!

Thanks for sharing!
Imageadinamiti
Sep 13, 2010 10:15 AM CST
Name: Adina Dosan
Balotesti, Romania
Kelli, our chicories are more blueish. I love the old sheep dogs! Rolling on the floor laughing
Adina
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ImageKelli
Sep 13, 2010 3:59 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Mau, I tried to do a little research on where the name durango root came from but found nothing. I did find a couple references that said that durango root superficially resembles marijuana, so I guess we're not the only ones to think that.

Adina, once in a great while I'll see the blue chicories, but they apparently never got themselves very well established here. It is safe to assume that it is too dry here.
Imagevic
Jan 8, 2011 1:07 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
More BEAUTIFUL flowers.

The chicory reminds me of cosmos.

vic
Imageadinamiti
Jul 16, 2011 8:40 AM CST
Name: Adina Dosan
Balotesti, Romania
Just catching up...chciory is blooming here these days, so here's a picture.Thumb of 2011-07-16/adinamiti/423aca
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ImageKelli
Jul 16, 2011 10:29 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
That is a nice color
Imagemarsue
Jul 16, 2011 10:40 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
Lovely, Adina! Thumbs up
ImageKelli
Jul 16, 2011 10:43 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
I used to see them a good bit in Pennsylvania and I always liked the color. There was a kind of scruffy vacant lot that we went past all of the time where they grew.

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