John Mueller


What is it… A Native Gem of the Golden State

  California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum): A Native Gem of the Golden State California buckwheat, scientifically known as Eriogonum fasciculatum, is a captivating and ecologically vital native plant that thrives throughout the diverse landscapes of the Golden State. This perennial shrub, a member of the Polygonaceae family, is cherished for its […]


What it it?… Golden Yarrow

Last year, in the spring of 2023, Laura and I were riding our bikes along an inland trail in North County when suddenly, an endless array of golden scenery came into sight that went on forever. The natural beauty of the moment was intoxicating. Mother Nature’s garden on the trail […]


What is that? Southern Bush Monkeyflower

The Southern Bush Monkeyflower, scientifically known as Diplacus longiflorus, What is that- Series: I am always amazed at the plants and flowers that grow in my yard after the winter rains. Here is a picture of the Southern Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus longiflorus). The Southern Bush Monkeyflower, scientifically known as Diplacus […]