Cichorium intybus

AKA Common chicory

This European species is a fairly common highway and roadside plant around here.

These images were taken in Big Bend, California.

 

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus AKA Common chicory

Cichorium intybus

Rosa californica

AKA California Wild Rose

 

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

 

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

 

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

 

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

Thorns on Rosa californica

 

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

Rosa californica AKA California Wild Rose

 

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba
Poison oak

It is the end of August now. Soon all of the leaves will turn red and orange.

 

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

Rhus diversiloba AKA Poison oak

Rhus diversiloba

 

 

 

 

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis is also known as the western spotted skunk or it sometimes is called a civet cat (the latter is locally common but also refers to a completely different animal).

These are valuable predators of rodents and yellow-jacket nests.

 

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

Spilogale gracilis

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Oregon Gartersnake 

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

 

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus