Articles and poetry about plants and animals native to the California coastal sage scrub and chapparal biome. Topics of interest include the interface and disconnects between open (wild) and developed (human) space, evolution and adaptation, climate change.
Red, or Cobwebby Thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale) is a wild plant that is endemic to California. I came across this plant while hiking in late May on Albertson Fire Road between the Lang Ranch trail head and China Flat in Cheseboro.
By S. Felton
S. Felton is a writer, amateur naturalist, and the estuary.us website administrator.