Category Archives: Everyday flora

EEK!! Don’t Touch That It’s…

Oh… nevermind… This week we examine a much maligned and oft confused native.  I guess we could file this one under “Everyday Flora” as well, though the blooms on these are long gone. The scientific name is a perfect description, … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Lots of business on this dreary yet gloriously wet Friday morning.  First is the December calendar, rife with activities and hijinks for the whole family including Great Aunt Murgatroid and the Wee Baby Seamus.  Some highlights include the Audubon Christmas … Continue reading

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October’s Bloom

First of all the new calendar is up, lots of chances to get involved, learn something new, challenge your brainy parts… First on the docket and nearest and dearest to my corazon is Doktor Lanny leading a crew around the … Continue reading

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Everyday Flora- August edition

Whomever can name, without cheating, the devilishly delightful album that closed with this tune wins a glazed ham.  I swear this video looks like my old Queens neighborhood. It’s that time again.  My semi-regular salute to natives lacking the bombast … Continue reading

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Everyday Flora – Mugshot

This month’s Joe Sixpack, thankless cog, common schlub, Queen of the Quotidian, a virtual dyed-in-the-wool worker bee.  It’s family (Asteraceae) is the most populous in world, (some might argue Orchidaceae but let’s not get into that) and the genus has … Continue reading

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Everyday Flora Numero Tres

Back to everyone’s favorite feature; when we get up close and cuddly with a local native plant who’s ubiquitous nature and lack of flashy bloom renders them overlooked and unappreciated. As you look out onto the chaparral covered hills up … Continue reading

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Everyday Flora part deux

This month’s humble hero is no lumbering giant like last month’s Laurel Sumac.  In fact for a good 4 months a year this is a disheveled tangle of near dead looking twigs, only to be awaken by fall’s first rains.  … Continue reading

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