Saturday, December 10, 2011

CA goldenrod ~ 12/10/11 ~ Los Padres Dam

During this hike, I felt like I was in some kind of seasonal time warp. It is December after all. Here's another cheery flower that really should have finished blooming by now. Calflora shows there are 16 spp./ssp. of Solidago in CA. However, I'm fairly confident of this ID based on the leaf shape and the way the flowers are clustered on one side of the stem.


Country Mouse said...

Hi Katie, Sorry not to visit your blog before or not that I recall. I'll be back to be sure! I live just up the coast from you, near Soquel! I love your hiking wild california natives posts! Thanks for helping me correct my Dec. bloom day post - it IS December's post!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks, Country Mouse. Soquel is not far from here. It's a bit more wild up there (read: more lush with a seemingly greater variety of natives). I've followed you and your friend's blog for some time. I'm not a gardener so I rarely comment unless you visit my area, like Asilomar.