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19 plants
1 insect
24
life list firsts

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What

Lotus strigosus Acmispon strigosus

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:14 PM EST

Description

Desert lotus (yellow) & slender popcorn flower (Plagiobothrys tenellus, white).

Hi, Ken-ichi. Tech help pls!

Remedial question: do I need to persuade iNat to cough up the taxon as a lookup result (does clicking on it do something magical), or -- assuming I've double-checked the accepted name & its spelling -- can I resort to just saving free text?

- When I enter Lotus strigosus & click Lookup, & search ext providers, I don't get the sp, just 3 ssp.
- If I manually search uBio, I do get the sp (tho it doesn't seem to know it's a plant).
- The hits screen claims there's no Wikipedia article associated with the taxon, but if I click on the taxon, there's a perfectly good Wiki article at the bottom of the taxon screen.
- The taxon screen shows me 2 Flickr cc images (1 of which is gorgeous, the other of which is mine), & prompts me to add an icon. [Ah, so that's how my raven image ended up as the raven icon! That was a nice surprise.] The gorgeous one would be perfect, & I have confirmed that it is cc licensed, but when I try, it can't find any Flickr photos from within the add-icon dialog.

Thanks!

Unrelated question: is there any way to see recent ID activity on my photos from within iNat? I can click on the email alerts, but can't seem to get to them any other way.

I see you already added the Browse Projects feature. You rock!

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Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:40 PM EST

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What

Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa) Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:57 PM EST

Description

Buckhorn Cholla, Opuntia acanthocarpa; Goldfields, Lasthenia californica. Some larger yellow flowers in the foreground, looks like a Trixis bush.

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What

California Goldfields Lasthenia californica

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:57 PM EST

Description

Buckhorn Cholla, Opuntia acanthocarpa; Goldfields, Lasthenia californica. Some larger yellow flowers in the foreground, looks like a Trixis bush.

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What

hollyleaf gilia Gilia latiflora

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 01:30 PM PST

Description

Roadside in one of the valleys just outside Anza-Borrego. This sp. is not listed on Calflora as documented in San Diego County, nor in the Jepson Manual bioregion maps for this area. But thanks to wanderingnome & kueda, I've got a couple more votes towards G. latiflora, & I don't see anything else it can be. Flowers look right for G. angelensis (Chapparal Gilia), but leaves are wrong.

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What

red maids Calandrinia ciliata

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 01:50 PM PST

Description

roadside; lone sighting

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What

chick lupine Lupinus microcarpus

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 01:53 PM PST

Description

Valley Lupine (big) & Minature Lupine (small). Common roadside and mixed with other species on hillsides in this banner year.

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What

Pacific popcornflower Plagiobothrys tenellus

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:14 PM PST

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What

American threefold Trixis californica

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:15 PM PST

Description

Common at Culp Valley, which is at higher altitude. Down on the desert floor, it was replaced by brittlebush, another yellow shrub -- or at least, it was no longer in bloom (can't claim I would have noticed it if it wasn't in bloom!).

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Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:17 PM PST

Description

lone sighting

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What

Mojave yucca Yucca schidigera

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:42 PM PST

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What

California bluebell Phacelia minor

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 03:46 PM PST

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What

Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 04:12 PM PST

Description

Closeup here. Found this guy on the Culp Valley Lookout trail, a short hike to a scenic overlook of the Anza-Borrego plain.

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What

ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:19 PM PST

Description

Essence of low desert. Flower macro here

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What

Opuntia bigelovii Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:20 PM PST

Description

Cuddly. Not!

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What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:25 PM PST

Description

Not as interesting as my other shot of these, but a better closeup for the Field Guide group. They were huge (3.5"/8 cm), & present in huge numbers. The nocturnal adults pollinate Dune Evening-Primrose (which grows in the same area); the caterpillars seem happy to devour desert sand-verbena (and anything else not moving).

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What

dune evening primrose Oenothera deltoides

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:52 PM PST

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What

desert sand verbena Abronia villosa

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:54 PM PST

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Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:56 PM PST

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What

Browneyes (Chylismia claviformis) Chylismia claviformis

Observer

anita363

Date

March 28, 2003 06:57 PM PST

Description

Probably ssp. peirsonii or a peirsonii - aurantiaca intergrade. Leaf looks like peirsonii, but peirsonii flowers are more often yellow.