|The California Poppy was in bloom throughout the region. |
It does well on well drained soils.
|The California Buckeye was also in full bloom in the middle of June. |
The palmate leaves and large panicles of flowers are similar to the eastern species.
|It was easy to spot this Western Sycamore. Note that the seed pods are hanging in a chain (raceme). |
This is different from the American Sycamore (P. occidentalis) which has singly borne pods
and London Plane (P. x acerfolia) which has pairs of pods.
|This Spiraea looks a lot like Steeplebush (S. tomentosa), |
but that species is not listed as native to California.
It may be S. douglasii, Rose Spiraea
|Here is one of many Monkey Flowers in the garden. |
There are over 70 species of Mimulus native to California.
I put some Allegheny Monkey Flower (M. ringens) in my garden
at home this year and am still waiting for it to bloom.
|This is one of the many oak species in California (I couldn't find a label). |
This is a quintessential tree to the coastal hills and valleys.
|The dappled shade under the oak tree provided a very soothing resting spot.|
|I had to look on the Calflora site to learn about this Matilija Poppy. |
There are two very similar species on Romneya. These plants
were common along the highways in Napa. (Note the state bird in the background.)
|This is one of a number of Sage species in the garden. I liked this one |
because of the interesting form of the spent flowers.
I can image this having an impact all through the summer and fall.