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Click here to download the current issue of the Bay Leaf, the East Bay Chapter newsletter, in pdf format.

Visit the website of the state organization of the California Native Plant Society to find out  about ways you can enjoy and protect our state’s native flora.

Coast silk tassel (Garrya elliptica) and flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum). Photo by Delia Taylor.
Flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum). Photo by Delia Taylor.

 

Hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum grande). Photo by Delia Taylor.

Western leatherwood (Dirca occidentalis). Photo by Delia Taylor.

 

Toyon, Christmas berry (Hetermomeles arbutifolia). Photo by Delia Taylor.
Toyon, Christmas berry (Hetermomeles arbutifolia). Photo by Delia Taylor.
Madia elegans, called common madia, is an annual, one of the tarweeds, and is in the Sunflower family. This plant was purchased at Native Here Nursery. Common Madia is different from a sunflower in that it closes up when the sun is out. But it glows on foggy Berkeley days. It readily reseeds, grows larger if there is water, stays small is there is little water. Photo and caption by Dellia Taylor.
Madia elegans, called common madia, is an annual, one of the tarweeds, and is in the Sunflower family. This plant was purchased at Native Here Nursery. Common madia is different from a sunflower in that it closes up when the sun is out. But it glows on foggy Berkeley days. It readily reseeds, grows larger if there is water, stays small if there is little water.
Photo and caption by Delia Taylor.

If you have a question having to do with how to use the site  or if you would like to comment on the website email me at webmaster@ebcnps.org .

From time to time I shall suggest a page for the reader to check out, for no other reason than that I have enjoyed it and suspect that others will also. I would like to recommend Easy Hikes, a selection of do-it-yourself field trips chosen and described by Bill Hunt, a photographer and hiker who has long been active in our Chapter as well as state CNPS in positions of leadership.

Check out the Easy hikes page.

Joe Willingham
East Bay Chapter webmaster

webmaster@ebcnps.org

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Madia elegans. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Madia elegans. Photo by Delia Taylor.