Marsh Mallows

Posted October 3rd, 2009 by John Callender


The chaparral mallows (Malacothamnus fasciculatus) were really in bloom at the salt marsh a month or so ago, when I snapped this photo of a particularly attractive set of flowers. There still are a few mallow flowers here and there at the marsh, but lately it’s the coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis) that has been catching my eye. I think it’s interesting how there are male and female coyote brush plants, with each gender having its own, specific kind of flower. I’ll try to get some photos of those the next time I’m at the bluffs or the marsh.

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