As I identify them, I will list the annuals, most of which are weeds that I don’t enjoy having to pick.

Some of these are weeds that I pick, and some I have welcomed into my garden. The Plant vs. Weed distinction is purely my own, your mileage may vary.

Native Plants

California Poppies

California Poppies

California Poppies

(Eschscholzia californica) I debated whether I should add this one, because technically I planted them at one point. But given that they reappear all over the yard, it’s hard to know if they’re from the batch I planted or native ones making their way into my yard. Since they are California’s state flower, I figured they deserved a mention here. The photo was taken in 2004, when the poppies and Jessica were about the only pretty things in our garden.

Native Weeds

Introduced Plants

Scarlett Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel

(Anagallis arvensis) This low growing annual wasn’t really appreciated until I photographed it, and while I was planning to list it as a weed, it will now find itself among the ones I won’t mind. It’s a very tiny flower, and something even tinier has been gnawing on this specimen. (spotted 7/10/2019)

Bird’s Eye Speedwell

Bird's Eye Speedwell

Bird’s Eye Speedwell

(Veronica persica) Like the Scarlett Pimpernel, this is a low growing annual with tiny flowers that I mostly ignored until I photographed them. While it grows everywhere, it’s so small it’s not obnoxious so it gets to stay. (spotted 7/10/2019)

Introduced Weeds