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The Hills are on Fire...

Spring has definitely sprung in here in Topanga Canyon. The hills are so alive with Wild Mustard, Nasturtiums, Sunflowers and Lupines. In this post, we are featuring Slender Sunflower. Helianthus gracilentus is a species of sunflower known by the common name Slender Sunflower. It is native to central and Southern California (from Napa County to San Diego County) and Baja California, where it is a member of the dry wildfire-prone chaparral ecosystem. We see them primarily on the coastal end of the canyon and along the bluff facing the ocean, although we do see them scattered around the upper canyon as well.

The close up image was taken in the canyon approx. 1 mile in and the wide shot was taken on the coastal bluffs across from Will Rogers State Beach.