Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Trippet Ranch Wildflower Run
Bush sunflower (Encelia californica) at the start of the run at the "top of Reseda" at Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park. May 4, 2014.
Bush monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus ). Bush monkeyflower was severely affected by the drought. The first of March storms and subsequent showers have helped its recovery, but many plants exhibit some damage. May 4, 2014.
A scarlet-colored variety of bush monkey flower found in some areas -- in this case Stoney Point.
Dodder, a parasitic vine, along Fire Road #30. May 4, 2014.
Morning glory (probably Calystegia purpurata). Along Fire Road #30. May 4, 2014.
Deerweed (Acmispon glaber) along Fire Road #30. May 4, 2014.
Bush poppy (Dendromecon rigida) along Fire Road #30 on the way to the Hub. May 4, 2014.
Golden yarrow. May 4, 2014.
Man-root (Marah macrocarpa). The name is derived from the plant's very large root/tuber. Also called wild cucumber. May 4, 2014.
Distinctive seed pod of man-root. The pods pop open, discharging the almond-size seeds. May 4, 2014.
Greenbark Ceanothus (Ceanothus spinosus). Because of the drought, other species of Ceanothus in the Santa Monica Mountains generally did not bloom this rain season. May 4, 2014.
Long-beaked filaree (Erodium botrys). Also called big heron bill, the awn-like seed structure can be over four inches long. May 4, 2014.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is one of the most fragrant plants in the chaparral. May 4, 2014.
Non-native plants such as black mustard, the yellow flowers in these fields in upper Santa Ynez Canyon, also benefited from the late Winter rain. May 4, 2014.
Purple nightshade. Could be either Solanum xanti or Solanum umbelliferum. May 4, 2014.
California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum). May 4, 2014.
Catalina mariposa lily (Calochortus catalinae). May 4, 2014.
Plants in the Lily Family, in this case the Catalina mariposa lily, have radially symmetric flowers with their parts usually in threes or multiples of three. May 4, 2014.
Bush lupine (Lupinus longifolius). May 4, 2014.
Golden stars (Bloomeria crocea). May 4, 2014.
Wild hyacinth (Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum). May 4, 2014.
Yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus brevipes) along the Musch Trail. May 4, 2014.
California primrose (Eulobus californicus) along the Musch Trail. Also referred to as false mustard. May 4, 2014.
Showy penstemon (Penstemon spectabilis) along the Musch Trail. May 4, 2014.
Also showy penstemon along the Musch Trail. May 4, 2014.
Prickly phlox (Linanthus californicus) at the end of its blooming season. May 4, 2014.
A somewhat malformed canyon sunflower -- perhaps as a result of the drought. May 4, 2014.
Star lily (Zigadenus fremontii) along the Garapito Trail. Star lily is a fire follower and is currently found in large patches in Pt. Mugu State Park. May 4, 2014.
Phacelia - probably caterpillar phacelia (Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida). Several Phacelia species are reported to cause dermatitis. May 4, 2014.
Popcorn flower (Cryptantha spp.) along the Garapito Trail. May 4, 2014.
With normal rainfall Wishbone bush (Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia) can bloom as early as December. May 4, 2014.
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica or possibly Eschscholzia caespitosa). May 4, 2014.
This yucca was loaded with insects. May 4, 2014.
Chia (Salvia columbariae) along the Garapito Trail. May 4, 2014.
California kingsnake on the Garapito Trail. Red against black - OK Jack. Red against yellow - will kill a fellow. May 4, 2014.
Checkerspot on chia along the Garapito Trail. It has the same color selection as the king snake! May 4, 2014.
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