Sunday, April 26. 2009
Here are a few more native plant inventory photos from our yard. First, here's a nice cluster of Mission Manzanita, Chamise, Black Sage, Laurel Sumac, Wild Cucumber, Mimulus, and who knows what all else...
If you poke around in the bushes you can find all kinds of interesting creatures. Like this guy:
This quail was right in front of the cluster of shrubs in that first photo:
Here's a better look at a chamise:
Here's a single branch:
Up close and personal you will find that those white flowery fronds are just jammed with little tiny flowers:
And what use would those flowers be without pollinators?
Manzanita means "little apple" in Spanish. Here are the fruit of the Mission Manzanita (Xyloccocus bicolor):
(I have back-dated this entry to the day I took these photos.)
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