Wednesday, February 11. 2009
I photographed some flowers on my trail ride in the San Dieguito River Park today. Here are some of them:
First, Sun Cups:
And Miner's Lettuce I found out at the West Raptor Kiosk:
Unfortunately there are nasties coming out, too, like these Filaree:
Now for a couple of ID questions. This one was growing amidst the Miner's Lettuce. -- Jean K. tells me it is a fiddlehead. Sheesh! I know fiddleheads when they are bigger, but I have problems with lots of plants when they are just getting started. Thanks, Jean!
And these little gray bumps have been along the trail since I started riding again in December. I don't know if they are dead, waiting to green up, or if this is their normal state. -- Greg R. says "I think those dead mounds may actually be Doveweed (Eremocarpus), which is a native annual. It's in the Euphorbia family, smells like xmas trees, and can produce a slight stinging sensation when touched
Here's a look inside of one (I didn't make the hole, it was already there.) I'm not here in the summer, so maybe these are something I would have recognized last spring when they were fresh. But I don't know them now.
Please let me know if you can ID these. Thanks.
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