It's time for the next installment of local flora. All photos of plants in this post (with the exception of the passionflower) were taken in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa and most of these grow in the Talbert Nature Preserve.
Sticky Monkeyflower (Bush Monkeyflower)
Turkey-tangle Frog-fruit (Garden Lippia)
I'm pretty certain this little beauty is Southern Tarplant which is a native, rare endangered species.
Peruvian Pepper Tree
Albizia, plume acacia, Stink Bean (not native)
Toyon (California Holly)
Pampas Grass (not native and invasive)
I'm really enjoying this ongoing project and as I type I hear a hawk calling outside which is make me eager to get out there and take a walk. Speaking of birds, I might as well post a few pictures that I recently took at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine.
Great Blue Heron
I hope you enjoyed this post! You can read Part I here.