Monday, April 09, 2007

On Saturday I went on a field trip with my California Plants class. The weather was overcast and drizzly, which means that the light was really good for pictures. We first stopped at Samuel P. Taylor State Park to see some of the species that occur in redwood forests.

Hierochloe occidentalis (sweetgrass) in the Poaceae (grass) family:

We then went to Point Reyes National Seashore to see some of the salt marsh, coastal scrub, coastal prairie, sand dune, and closed cone pine associations.

Poa douglasii (sand-dune bluegrass) also in the Poaceae family with Eriogonom latifolium (coast buckwheat) in the Polygonaceae (buckwheat) family in the background:

The view from the Poa douglasii:

Iris douglasii(?) in the Iridaceae (Iris) family:

Calochortus tolmiei (pussy ears) in the Liliaceae (lily) family and a Lupinus chamissonis leaf in the Fabaceae (legume) family with water droplets.

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