Category Archives: Mystery plant

July In The Eastern Sierras Part I

Despite lava-like mud flows across I-14 trying to keep us from getting back home we made it last night in one piece, and even got to enjoy a late afternoon thunderstorm.  Two batches of pictures for you, the first is … Continue reading

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The Five-Year Plant ID

This may shock you but I’m a bit of a plant nerd.  From the very first hummingbird sage that I beheld seven years ago, I knew I wanted to learn each and every plant from the mightiest bay laurel to … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Preserve

See, I did have a more clever title,  just a week too late.  Thanks for those of you who answered, congratulations to the Divine Miss Sarah T for her continued excellence in the field of plant identification.

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Nursery Stowaway

Every winter I start a whole bunch of Lupinus albifrons with seed collected from our very own Ventura River Preserve.  It absolutely adores the rocky, sandy well aerated soils of the river bottom area.  One of the more spectacular blooms … Continue reading

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Mysterious Bloom

Salutations fellow plant dorks. You claim nothing is blooming now except the boring asters.  I say fiddlesticks and poppycock.  See if you can identify this purple beauty I found growing right beside the asphalt wheelchair trail at Old Baldwin.

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Ahdznendz

Say it slow, phonetically… Not one guess on the mystery plant, too tough for you wimps? Here was my picture And here’s what I think the answer is The Mission woodland-star is in the Saxifrage family, like the boykinia we … Continue reading

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Friday Mystery

I’ve done more than enough shilling for the OVLC sale on Saturday.  Believe it or not there is another native plant sale going on for any of you East Ventura folks.  The California Native Plant Society is holding a sale … Continue reading

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