I believe this is Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. montana, formerly Arctostaphylos montana, a somewhat rare Manzanita species, photographed on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. Not photos of the flower, […]
It makes you wonder why all stop signs can’t look this good.
These three photos were taken from different wild plants growing in the hills just outside the town of Sonoma. There are around 30 Manzanita species and sub-species listed for Sonoma […]
Any thoughts on what species of Manzanita this is?
Previously I had only encountered Aristolochia vines in the tropics where some species have massive flowers. Here is a link to some previous post on some of the tropical species. […]
This is one of my favorite Ceanothus varieties, called ‘Julia Phelps’, originally thought to have originated from a seedling hybrid of Ceanothus roweanus and C. impressus. Here’s a closer photo […]
To all loyal readers who may have wondered over the past few months… where is Anthropogen? his posts have been on the wane… Please excuse my extended absence, my wife […]
I’ve added a photo of the Capsicum pubescens flower to a previous post on the species… the flower photo is also pasted below. For more information on C. pubescens (rocoto), […]
People and ivy (Hedera helix) can make an odd combination. Here are a few recent photos I’ve taken around neighborhoods in the Berkeley hills illustrating a few diverse examples of […]
Here’s an interesting website for all those interested in the biology of urban habitats around the world. I’ve found some very thorough articles and species surveys/assessments… check it out. A […]
This is another article reference recent research at the University of W. Australia in plant communication. For a related article I posted a few days ago on the same subject, […]
This telephone pole used to be covered in ivy like this telephone pole.
Over the past year or so I’ve seen more and more research and findings concerning the topic of plant communication. Here are some previous articles I’ve posted on the subject […]
Here’s a photo of a bit of Montenegrin coast. The trees are a mix of Pinus halepensis, Cupressus, and few Quercus spp, with an understory of Viburnum tinus and […]