Monthly Plant Update: September

   I've really missed doing this series over the summer. I never realized exactly how crazy barren and dry it gets here over the summer. Everything is dried to a crisp. Color is just beginning to spring up here and there. Mostly yellows and a few touches of brilliant reds and lavender. The white buckwheat flowers have long since lost their bright white tone and morphed into a deep burgundy color that covers the mountains. They are everywhere here. The sage is small and wilted barely beginning to recoup from the summer heat. While its not a particularly pretty time for the plants its amazing to see flowers returning to the landscape little by little. 

Coyote Bush (Baccharis pillars)

Isocoma pluriflora (Jimmyweed/ Southern Goldenbush)

Epilobium canum (California Fuchsia)