Tag: california native plant

Chocolate lilies / Fritillaria biflora

Chocolate lilies at the Santa Rosa Plateau EcologicalReserve. Chocolate lilies are also known as the Cleopatra of the Fritillaries because of their dark beauty. […]

Gathering sycamore bark

When the day cools off, I walk over to the intermittent creek near my house to gather some bark to make Pauline Murillo’s sycamore […]

Gathering Chia Seeds

Monica Madrigal gathering seeds of thistle chia on the Cahuilla Reservation. She is using a seedbeater made from Rhus trilobata and Juncus textilis. Thistle […]

datura wrightii gardens

Walked with Barbara this morning. Noticed the profusion of weeds in the avocado groves that have been stumped now that people can’t afford the […]

sacred datura

Toloache. Náatumush. Datura wrightii. Angel’s trumpet. Devil’s weed. Names in Nahuatl, Luiseño, Latin, and English, respectively, for the sacred datura plant. I’m working on […]