Some portraits of Laurel Sumac (Malosma laurina), the only plant in its genus. One of the larger shrubs in the chaparral that can be found almost everywhere. One particularly interesting fact about this particular plant is that it grows new leaves and stems all year around, and not just during the winter and spring (ie. during California’s wet season) – Wikipedia has plenty of nice information about this plant.
Note: I originally posted each chaparral plant portrait as a “portfolio” item, which turned out to be a overkill as it would clog my already overloaded portfolio section. :-) I’ve replaced those with a single “Chaparral Plant Portraits” portfolio page with a filter option, but since I’m making more photos this spring, I figured it would still be nice to group them into blog posts. It looks like this is turning into a long-term project, and occasional updates can’t hurt. :)
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