A tiny plant growing from a dry rocky trail

by Paul Carlson
(Hayward, California )

Fractal Plant

Fractal Plant

I found this plant at the side of a bone-dry, rock-hard hiking trail on a ridge here in the Easy Bay hill near San Francisco.
The individual leaves are soft, and tiny, hardly a millimeter or two long. They're arranged in rows, and those are on branches, if that's the word, no more than half an inch long.

Frankly I don't know if it's a succulent, but that's as close as I know.

I've been hiking this area all my life, but never noticed this type of plant until last week. I could only see one of them.
(Sorry I only had my cell phone camera along, this really needs a macro lens.)

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Jul 26, 2014
by: Jacki

Hi Paul, wow, what a find! I don't know what this plant is, but it's a sure bet that it's a native plant to this area.

With any luck, someone will know what it is, but for now, I have no idea.

Perhaps if you do a search for plants native to San Fransisco area?

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