Friday, March 27, 2015

More 'New' Flowers

We saw some new-to-me and/or seldom-seen plants on a recent Ned's Nature Walk. Thanks to Bob and Marty for these great shots.

Photo by Bob Wenrick 3/18/2015

You're not alone in thinking this plant looks like countless others! Yes, it's in the Sunflower/Aster family. Sand-wash Groundsel (Senecio flaccidus var. monoensis).

Photo by Marty Horowitz 3/18/2015

We saw this beauty by the dam. Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica) is in the same family (Plantain) as the penstemons and Snapdragon Vine (aka Roving Sailor) (Maurandya antirrhiniflora).

Photo by Marty Horowitz 3/18/2015

We've seen this plant before, but not in such numbers. Marina (Marina parryi) is in the Pea family. We saw loads in the area around the dam, also along the Esperero trail, especially after the intersection with the Rattlesnake trail.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post of the sand wash groundsel. I had mis-identified it (I should pay more attention).