Photo Point 1
Cliff Astor, Malacothrix saxatilis
Johnson Grass, Sorghum halepense, not native
Photo Point 2
California Fuchsia, Epilobium canum
Lemonadeberry, Rhus integrifolia. This particular plant has made an amazing comback after being destroyed by the goats a few years ago.
Coastal Goldenbush, Isocoma menziesii
Coastal Goldenbush, Isocoma menziesii with bug.
Arroyo Willow, Salix laseiolepis
Arroyo Willow, Salix laseiolepis with gall.
Mulefat, Baccharis salicifolia
California Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum
Blue Elderberry, Sambucus nigre L. ssp. Caerulea
The willows are overgrowing the path at the upper end.
California Sagebrush, Artemisia californica
The plants on both sides of the upper path have grown.
Black Sage, Salvia mellifera
Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana. I haven't been able to see the Mugwort lately. It is down in the bottom of the canyon surrounded by a lot of other vegetation.
Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana
Is that fennel growing down there, too? Sweet Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, not native.
Arroyo Willow, Salix laseiolepis with gall. This is the same plant as before, taken from the sunny side.
Photo Point 4 closeup.
Photo Point 4
I don't remember this part of the middle trail being so rocky.
I think the rains are washing away the loose dirt and leaving the rocks behind.
Sawtoothed Goldenbush, Hazardia squarrosa, a summer delight.
Sawtoothed Goldenbush, Hazardia squarrosa
Bladderpod, Isomeris arborea with Harlequin Bugs.
Photo Point 5
Catalina Holly-leafed Cherry, Prunus ilicifolia ssp. Lyoni