The Plants
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Mission manzanita, Xylococcus bicolor, at Daley Ranch, Escondido

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Southern pink (Silene laciniata ssp. laciniata), seen along south side of Boulder Loop

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Clump of rush roses (Helianthemum scoparium) blooming in front of a small chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum)

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Purple owl's clover (Castilleja exserta var. exserta)

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Showy penstemon (Penstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis)

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Indian milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa), along Cougar Ridge

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Indian milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa), along Cougar Ridge

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Yellow Mariposa lilly (Calochortus weedii var. weedii)

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Heart-leaved penstemon (Keckiella cordifolia)

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Golden yarrow (Eriophyllum confertiflorum)

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A California thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. californicum)

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Common golden stars (Bloomeria crocea), along Boulder Loop

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Rush roses (Helianthemum scoparium) along Boulder Loop

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Checkerbloom (Sidalcea malvaeflora ssp. sparsifolia)

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Fringed spineflower (Chorizanthe fimbriata var. fimbriata)

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Showy penstemon (pink), chamise (white) and rush rose (yellow)

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Cleveland sage (Salvia clevelandii) along Rock Ridge

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Four-Spot Clarkia (aka Wine Cups), Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera

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San Diego pea (aka "wild sweet pea"), Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii

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Caterpillar phacelia (Phacelia circutaria)

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Lesser Indian paintbrush (Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis)

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Hooked skunk weed (Navarretia hamata ssp. hamata)

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San Diego Wreath Plant (Stephanomeria diegensis), seen along Quail Ridge

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Orcutt's brodiaea (Brodiaea orcuttii), on southwestern side of Stanley Peak Trail.

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A broken coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) seen along Boulder Loop

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Blooms of the mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus minutiflora), on N. side of Englemann Oak loop.

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Blooms on San Diego wreath plant (Stephanomeria diagensis), along Caballo trail

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A tarantula hawk wasp (Pepsis thisbe, probably a male -- note the straight antennae), grooming himself on the blossom of a narrow-leaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)

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Coastal lotus (Lotus salsuginosus var. salsuginosus), observed at the s. end of Cougar Ridge

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Flowers and foliage of the sugarbush (Rhus ovata)

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The Oak (Englemann Oak, Quercus englemannii) along Boulder Loop

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The Oak

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The Oak