This foliose lichen was seen growing in a chaparral area on native rock.
From our work crew, removing thistles as time runs out before they all bolt to flower.
This individual, by common consent, was the mother of all milk thistle.
Two individuals; saw about ten on my short walk,
This variety is more specialized to chaparral and its leaves are slightly smaller than var. wislizeni. This specimen was growing in thick chaparral and its height is about three meters, with leaves about nineteen mm long. Note there is a sizable single Douglas fir in the background that has invaded the chaparral due to aggressive fire suppression practiced here over the last half century.
This compact woody native shrub was seen along a rough trail at Rincon Ridge amid the chaparral.
Seen invading a landscaped area near the street curb. The height of this specimen is about seven cm.
This foliose lichen was seen growing on a Douglas fir.