WHITTIER NARROWS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY
MARCH 2013 PAGE TWO


   
Sun cups
Camissoniopsis bistorta
Onagraceae


 
Seven-spotted ladybug or ladybird beetle
Coccinella septempunctata
Coccinellidae




 
 
 
Mule fat
Baccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifolia
Asteraceae

Left: Pistillate flowers. Above: Staminate flowers.



 
Mexican elderberry
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Adoxaceae



 
Dwarf nettle *
Urtica urens
Urticaceae
 
 
London rocket *
Sisymbrium irio
Brassicaceae
 
 
Milk thistle *
Silybum marianum
Asteraceae
 


 
Small evening primrose
Camissoniopsis micrantha
Onagraceae


   
Above: Long-beaked storksbill
Erodium botrys *
Below: Red-stem filaree or storksbill
Erodium cicutarium *
Geraniaceae

(Note difference in shape of basal leaves)
   



Side-blotched lizard
Uta stansburiana
Phrynosomatidae


 
 
Wart cress, Lesser swine cress *
Lepidium didymum
Brassicaceae
 
 
 
 
Mediterranean mustard, Short-podded mustard *
Hirschfeldia incana
Brassicaceae
Smooth cat's ear *
Hypochaeris glabra
Asteraceae
 
 


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