December Plants of the Month

Click on each of the titles below to read accounts of the featured plants.

Photo by Vernon Smith

Aphyllon californicum ssp. californicum (red-purple broomrape)

Orobanche species in California are now in genus Aphyllon
Photo by Vernon Smith

Heteromeles arbutifolia – (toyon)

Heteromeles arbutifolia (toyon)
Photo by Doreen Smith

Viola adunca ssp. adunca – (western dog violet)

Wild purple-blue violets (native and introduced)
 

Quercus durata var. durata – (leather oak)

Quercus durata, Leather Oak