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.
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!
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.
roadside; lone sighting
Valley Lupine (big) & Minature Lupine (small). Common roadside and mixed with other species on hillsides in this banner year.
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!).
Closeup here. Found this guy on the Culp Valley Lookout trail, a short hike to a scenic overlook of the Anza-Borrego plain.
Essence of low desert. Flower macro here
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).
Probably ssp. peirsonii or a peirsonii - aurantiaca intergrade. Leaf looks like peirsonii, but peirsonii flowers are more often yellow.