Is it Horkelia? Potentilla? Nope: Ivesia. The Sierra is crazy!
I was going to say E. incanum but I'm not sure what the key means by lobed involucres. I thought those were the leaf-like things at the base of the flower clusters, touching my fingers in this pic, which look almost toothed here, which I took to mean shallowly lobed, but pics of E. incanum look pretty similar.
Way smaller than the other member of this genus I've seen.
Actively feeding on Monardella, maybe 3 cm wingspan, hanging out with Speyeria.
Faerthen found these inconspicuous little guys in a hot, rocky exposed field in the forest. Much less hairy, more erect, and more open than other Cordylanthus I've seen.
Maybe something like Antennaria.
Genius that I am I neglected to record scale or leaves. Originally thought this was one of the tiny Epolibums, but I guess it's Gayophytum, which I've apparently observed before and didn't take adequate photos of that time either.
I love these little digger wasps, but they don't like having their picture taken.
Another one I originally called Epilobium. Botany may not be my calling. Thanks to Scott for the ID.
Hm, probably should have keyed this in the field.
OMG, I can even identify the rock: andesite. Scott found these while we were tagging along on the geology hike. Seems like this outcrop hosts plenty of them.
This genus is… confusing, to say the least. Feeding on Monardella.
At least one vote for P. acmon / lupini on BugGuide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/681760
It takes a good deal of imagination to see the Dusky Grouse in this photo but trust me, he's there. Spooked this gent and his two ladies.
Woody bush, very abundant.
Toxicoscordion? Hastingsia? Growin along a rivulet running through a fen, ~ 6400 ft, Sierra Nevada.
ID'd at the time as M. tilingii, but looking at the keys I don't see much here to distinguish this from M. guttatus. Flowers were *not* in a raceme if I recall correctly, but I feel like I've definitely seen large groups of M. guttatus that also weren't forming racemes. It does have a speckled calyx, which I'm not sure I've seen in M. guttatus, but M. guttatus is so ridiculously variable that it's hard to rule out.
Definitely one of the weirder looking clovers.
Partially fused terminal leaflet, plant mostly decumbent.
Possibly E. marifolium given the mostly glabrous upper surfaces of the leaves compared to the tomentose bottoms, plus relatively long petioles on most leaves. Hard to be sure though, as is always the case with Eriogonum. Growing in a forested area at the edge of a clearing.