Tag: california native plants

San Diego sweet pea :: Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii

Photographed on a walk in the San Diego back country near my home.

Clematis lasiantha: Chaparral clematis, Pipestem clematis, Virgin’s bower

Endemic to the California Floristic Province, Clematis lasiantha is known by several common names: chaparral clematis, pipestem clematis, and chaparral virgin’s bower. I passed […]

Anza Borrego continued: desert lilies and trumpets

Desert lilies, Hesperocallis undulata, along the wash on the way to Vista del Malpais before sunrise. Dried desert trumpets, Eriogonum inflatum, along the wash.

Red maids Calandrinia ciliata

Red maids, Calandrinia ciliata, at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Red maid seeds were eaten by Chumash people and were a highly esteemed […]

Fullerton Arboretum Ethnobotany Presentation

On Friday, February 26, Rose Ramirez and I will be giving our ethnobotanical presentation at the Fullerton Arboretum. Brenda Bowser, anthopologist at California State […]