A gray day at Sibley. Rain coming in (finally) tomorrow. The black dots are cows.
The Sibley mazes are always fun.
Ribes malvaceum (chaparral currant). Near the trailhead.
Domestic fruit tree of some sort near the trailhead. Given the spurs, I'm going to guess this is an apple or crabapple. (Malus sp.)
Domestic fruit or nut tree of some sort. Another apple or crabapple (Malus sp.)?
Umbellularia californica (California bay laurel).
Salix lasiandra (Pacific willow) catkins. Not sure on the species since this could be an introduced something-or-other, but it is in the right place to be the native.
Marah fabacea (California man-root, wild cucumber). The flowers are yellower and bigger than the ones I took pictures of on Mt. Diablo last year, but I think they are the same species. Jepson notes there is a color range.
Dichelostemma capitatum (wild hyacinth, blue dicks). Just emerging.
Garrya elliptica (coast silk-tassel). I'm pretty sure these were planted given they lined the parking lot. But they are local natives: there are some wild ones just down the hill. This is probably the variety 'James Roof'.
Garrya elliptica (coast silk-tassel).
Garrya elliptica (coast silk-tassel). Those tassels are longer than what I expected, so this may be a selection, possibly 'James Roof'.