The point of the trip was NOT to survey the native plants, but I did snap a few photos along the way.
This was a low growing ground cover that I saw in the shade under a small scrub oak in an otherwise very exposed location. It seems to have passed its peak of growth for this year - much of the more exposed portions had already browned completely. I thought that this bit, though showing some brown, still had an appealing charm. A little bit of web browsing suggests that it is Selaginella bigelovii (Bigelow's moss fern) but I'm not 100% on that ID.
These Clematis puffballs had climbed high up in some trees. At one point, back-lit by the sun, and hanging high in a pine tree, they really caught my eye.
Lunch spot. Swimming hole. Cold water!
- Posted at great expense from my iPhone