Flowers, Succulents, & Lichens

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Local Flowers
Yellow Hybrid Lily, Lilium asiatic hybrid 'gironde'
Petals of Lilium asiatic hybrid 'gironde'
Stamens of Lilium asiatic hybrid 'gironde'
Pink Lilium in Lompoc Park
Agapanthus, Agapanthus africanus ~ Lompoc
Apple Blossom, Malus domestica 'Braeburn' ~ Avila
Bee Pollinating a Cosmea Rose, Cosmos bipinnatus ~ Avila
White Cosmea, Cosmos bipinnatus ~ Solvang
Fountain Grass, Pennisetum ~ Solvang
Red Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum ~ Solvang
Bee Pollinating A Cosmea
Bright Zinnia, Zinnia elegans
Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea ~ Solvang
Coneflower with Two Bees
Dianthus alpinus (Bicolor) ~ Solvang
Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia maritima ~ Hearst Castle
Tiny Blue Bugles of Ajuga reptans
Fuchsia, Fuchsia hybrida voodoo ~ Hearst Castle
Bees and Daisies ~ Hearst Castle
Fuchsia, Fuchsia magellanica ~ Hearst Castle
Chinese Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa sinensis ~ Avila
African White Iris, Dietes vegeta ~ Lompoc
Yellow Iris or Water Flag, Iris pseudacorus ~ Santa Maria Duck pond
Rose ~ Solvang
Petunia, Petunia grandiflora ~ Solvang
Golden Dahlia with Bee ~ Avila
Petunia, Petunia grandiflora ~ Solvang
'Arizona Sun' Blanket Flower, Gaillardia grandiflora bijou ~ Lompoc
Lilium orientalis, 'Star Gazer' ~ Lompoc
Stamens of Lilium orientalis, 'Star Gazer' ~ Lompoc
Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris ~ Lompoc
Mission La Purisima Flowers
Garden Fountain ~ Mission La Purisima
Lavender ~ Lavandula species
Lace Lichen, Ramalina menziesii ~ California State Lichen
Lace Lichen, Ramalina menziesii ~ Closeup
Lompoc Monkey Flower Closeup, Diplacus aurantiacus lompocensis
Indian Paintbrush, Genus Castilleja
Matilija Poppy, Romneya coulteri
Bee Pollinating Matilija Poppy
Wild Teasels aka Fuller's Teasels, Dipsacus fullonum
Single Fuller's Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum
Pomegranite Flower, Punica granatum
Figueroa Mountain ~ April
Sky Lupine, Lupinus nanus
Goldfields, Lasthenia californica
Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum
Sky Lupine, Lupinus nanus
California Poppies, Eschscholzia californica & White Popcorn Flowers, Plagiobothrys spp.
Figueroa Mountain Hillside in April
Sky Lupine Flower, Lupinus nanus
Goldfield, Lasthenia californica
Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum
Popcorn Flowers, Plagiobothrys spp.
Sky Lupine with Yellow Highlights, Lupinus nanus
California Poppy (morning), Eschscholzia californica
California Poppy (opening), Eschscholzia californica
Native Onion, Allium spp.
Santa Barbara ~ Alice Keck Park
Bee Pollinating Blue Candle Flowers
Candle Flowers
Rockrose, Pavonia lasiopetala
Exotic Purple Flower ~ spp?
Chinese Hibiscus ~ Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese Hibiscus Stigma ~ Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Exotic ~ Acanthus hungaricus
Brazilian Coral Tree ~ Erythrina falcata
Sunflowers
Drooping Sunflower, Helianthus annuus ~ Mission La Purisima
Sunflower In An October Sky
Sunflower, Helianthus annuus ~ Showing Fibonacci Pattern
Evening Color Sunflower In A Pumpkin Patch ~ Santa Ynez Valley
Evening Color Sunflower with Pollinating Bees ~ Santa Ynez Valley
Thistledown Seeds On An October Thistle ~ Santa Ynez Valley
Thistles And October Sky
October Cornstalks
Flowers of Santa Cruz Island
Mustard Plant, Brassica nigra (An Invasive Species)
Seaside Daisy, Erigeron glaucus, in Volcanic Rock Area
Munchkin Dudleya Flowers, Dudleya gnoma
Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
Dandelion Seed Head, Taraxacum officinale
Jimsonweed (aka Locoweed, Moon Flower), Datura stramonium
Dune Plants & Sages
Sea Bindweed Flower, Calystegia soldanella ~ Surf California
Red Sand Verbena, Abronia maritima ~ Surf, California
Red Sand Verbena, Abronia maritima, Extreme Closeup ~ Surf, California
Ice Plant, Carpobrotus edulis
Bee Pollinating a Sea Rocket, Cakile maritima
Sea Bindweed, Calystegia soldanella
Jerusalem Sage, Flomis fruticosa ~ Santa Maria Duck Pond
Mexican Sage, Salvia leucantha ~ Lompoc
Closeup of Mexican Sage, Salvia leucantha ~ Lompoc
Bee Hovering by a Mexican Sage, Salvia leucantha ~ Solvang
Bee Sucking Nectar from a Mexican Sage, Salvia leucantha ~ Solvang
Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae ~ Lompoc
Royal Candle, Veronica spicata ~ Lompoc
Royal Candle Close-up, Veronica spicata ~ Lompoc
Butterflies, Daisies, & Poppies
West Coast 'Painted Lady' Butterfly, Vanessa anabella, on African Daisy ~ Lompoc
Purple African Daisy, Osteospermum linnaeus ~ Lompoc
Moth Pollinating Purple Daisies, Aster novi belgeii ~ Hearst Castle
California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Variegated Pink Five Petal Flowers
Succulents
Small Succulent with Classic Fibonacci Spiral
Succulent, Graptoveria 'Opalina' ~ Hearst Castle
Succulent, Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' ~ Los Olivos
Succulent, Echeveria peacockii ~ Hearst Castle
Lichens
A Lichen Grouping on a Seaside Rock
Maritime 'Sunburst' Lichen, Xanthoria parietina
Grey Lichen, Dimelaena radiata
Black Lichens, Lecidella carpathica
More Black Lichens, Lecidella carpathica
Ant on 'Sunburst' Lichens (to show scale)