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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Lands End, San Francisco

Heather and I took advantage of the first sunny day in a while and visited Lands End with the pups yesterday. In addition to the amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and a surprise flyover by four military jets, the plants were all stretching out with the beginnings of spring.

Wild Dudleya

I believe these are California native succulents called Dudleya. Not sure what species. They were nestled into the rocks on the cliffside. Once I noticed one, I started seeing them all over.


There were also baby ferns (Polypodium californicum) popping up everywhere. I love how they seem to sprout from the rocks.


Finally, I love this photo. The wide leaves belong to this flowering bulb, and the tendril gathering them together is from this vine that runs rampant in San Francisco park. UPDATE: The flowers are Chasmanthe floribunda and the vine is Marah fabaceus.

If you can identify any of these plants, please do click the photo and leave a comment at Flickr. If you’d like to see the whole set, complete with adorable dog photos, here ya go.

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