|Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) is critical for the reproduction of Monarch butterflies;|
it is the only plant on which they will lay their eggs, and on which Monarch larvae feed.
|Stands of Bur Marigold (Bidens laevis) were thick along the Tuolumne. So thick, I was beginning to worry that it |
might be a non-native species! But rest assured, it is a native.
|A lovely purple aster, I'm guessing in the genus Erigeron|
|Tarweed (Halocarpha sp.) shines bright amongst the golden grasses of fall, and, as you might guess, smells a bit like tar.|
|Vinegarweed (Trichostema lanceolatum) - you guessed it - smells like vinegar.|