What grows first after goats "mow" the hillside?

At first glance, this hillside near the Sunnyvale, CA water treatment plant and the Baylands looked very bare. Goats were brought in to "mow" the hillside in mid-April:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42234313

But it was interesting to see what plants are the first to sprout on this seemingly barren hillside: ribwort plantain, shortpod mustard, bristly oxtongue, mallow, yellow starthistle, bird's foot trefoil, and wild oats, all of which attracted bees, butterflies, and wasps.

Not so barren after all.

Posted by truthseqr truthseqr, June 19, 2020 12:52 PM

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Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 09:47 AM PDT

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Bristly Oxtongue (Helminthotheca echioides)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 09:48 AM PDT

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Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 10:02 AM PDT

Description

Growing on a very dry hillside.

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Yellow Star-Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 10:03 AM PDT

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Cretan Mallow (Malva multiflora)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 10:04 AM PDT

Description

Flowers and seed pods on the same plant.

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Wild Oat (Avena fatua)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 09:54 AM PDT

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Bristly Oxtongue (Helminthotheca echioides)

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truthseqr

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June 14, 2020 09:58 AM PDT

Description

Unusual pale yellow color.

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