There's plenty of Mimulus. Some fading to brown:
And some still fresh:
And Poison Oak, already turning red in places:
The lupine has reached and passed it's peak. This is one of the few flowers left:
Lupine seed pods go suddenly from a normal pod shape as they ripen to a helix-like shape that explosively releases and scatters seed. This is known as explosive dehiscence. Poppies do it too.
Lupine seed ripening:
Lupine seed ripened and scattered:
The plant community is coastal woodland on the inland side of the hill with manzanita growing in exposed areas where it can get sun and California Live Oak elsewhere.
There's a flowering plant that I couldn't identify:
Here's the leaves of my mystery plant:
And there's hummingbird sage:
And there's a great view from the top
- Posted at great expense from my iPhone