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What

Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 8, 2011 09:56 AM PDT

Description

Sequoia sempervirens
Coast redwood, a truly impressive tree. Seen in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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What

broadleaf arnica Arnica latifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

September 3, 2011 02:14 PM PDT

Description

These are busy bees, out and about in September. This area has just melted out, and it might snow up here again in a few weeks. A very short season this year.

I think this might be a with Bombus flavifrons Bumblebee on an Arnica latifolia (broadleaf arnica)
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

www.bumblebee.org/NorthAmerica.htm

Seen hiking up to Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
about 1500 meters (4900 feet) elevation

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Photos / Sounds

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

September 3, 2011 02:14 PM PDT

Description

These are busy bees, out and about in September. This area has just melted out, and it might snow up here again in a few weeks. A very short season this year.

I think this might be a with Bombus flavifrons Bumblebee on an Arnica latifolia (broadleaf arnica)
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

www.bumblebee.org/NorthAmerica.htm

Seen hiking up to Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
about 1500 meters (4900 feet) elevation

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What

Mojave yucca Yucca schidigera

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2011 01:11 PM PDT

Description

The two plants in the foreground are ( I think) Yucca schidigera (Mojave Yucca) but I am not sure. I did find a couple of references
Digital-Desert : Mojave Desert > Mojave Yucca
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_schidigera

In the background are Yucca brevifolia Joshua Tree
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_brevifolia

Joshua Tree National Park

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

September 3, 2011 02:51 PM PDT

Description

Pedicularis bracteosa at Burke Museum with Bombus flavifrons Bumblebee

An interesting article on pollination of Pedicularis sp. at Mount Rainier
The Pollination Ecology of Pedicularis on Mount Rainier
by Lazarus, Walter Macior, American Journal of Botany, Vol. 60, No. 9 (Oct., 1973), pp. 863-871
Six native species of Pedicularis in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State were studied for their reproductive relationships with animal pollinators

There are six native species of Pedicularis within Mount Rainier National Park
Pedicularis bracteosa at Burke Museum
Pedicularis contorta at Burke Museum
Pedicularis groenlandica at Burke Museum
Pedicularis ornithorhyncha at Burke Museum
Pedicularis racemosa at Burke Museum
Pedicularis rainierensis at Burke Museum

Seen hiking up to Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
about 1500 meters (4900 feet) elevation

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

September 3, 2011 02:51 PM PDT

Description

Pedicularis bracteosa University of Washington Burke Museum
(bracted lousewort )

Pedicularis bracteosa (bracted lousewort )

Pedicularis bracteosa at Burke Museum

An interesting article on pollination of Pedicularis sp. at Mount Rainier
The Pollination Ecology of Pedicularis on Mount Rainier
by Lazarus, Walter Macior, American Journal of Botany, Vol. 60, No. 9 (Oct., 1973), pp. 863-871
Six native species of Pedicularis in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State were studied for their reproductive relationships with animal pollinators

There are six native species of Pedicularis within Mount Rainier National Park
Pedicularis bracteosa at Burke Museum
Pedicularis contorta at Burke Museum
Pedicularis groenlandica at Burke Museum
Pedicularis ornithorhyncha at Burke Museum
Pedicularis racemosa at Burke Museum
Pedicularis rainierensis at Burke Museum

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 3, 2011 03:48 PM PDT

Description

Seen while hiking Mount Si, King County Washington, at about 1000 feet elevation

Tenative identification of the orange fungus Dacrymyces palmatus Orange Jelly fungus
Dacrymycetaceae Witch's Butter

although I think I will keep this as tenative as I do not know the substrate material.
The reason to know the substrate (what type of log this fungus is on) is described in www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2005/04/dacrymyces_palm.php

"Tremella mesenterica may also be confused with members of the Dacrymycetaceae family, like Dacrymyces chrysospermus (formerly D. palmatus), due to their superficial resemblance.[12] Microscopic examination shows that the Dacrymycetaceae have Y-shaped basidia with two spores, unlike the longitudinally split basidia characteristic of Tremella;[21] additionally, D. chrysospermus is smaller, has a whitish attachment point to its substrate, and grows on conifer wood." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremella_mesenterica

A further explanation Dacrymyces palmatus

Jelly Picture Key

and also note Tremella mesenterica Tremella mesenterica

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What

big-leaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 3, 2011 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Licorice Ferns Growing on a Bigleaf Maple

Epiphyte Licorice Fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypodium
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae

Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf Maple
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_leaf_maple

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae - soapberry family including maple, horse chestnut and lychee.
Genus: Acer

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What

Licorice Fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 3, 2011 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Licorice Ferns Growing on a Bigleaf Maple

Epiphyte Licorice Fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypodium
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae

Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf Maple
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_leaf_maple

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae - soapberry family including maple, horse chestnut and lychee.
Genus: Acer

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What

Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 26, 2011 01:17 PM PST

Description

We were up near Victoria, BC for a gardening conference this weekend. I skipped out Saturday afternoon and went for a hike in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park up to Holmes Peak and Jocelyn Hill via the Ridgetop Trail. One challenge was more than 20 cm of snow, which is quite unusual in the Victoria area. It was a fun hike, I saw lots of my favorite trees Arbutus menziesii. I made it up to near the top of Jocelyn Hill when the weather turned sour and I decided it was time to head back to Sidney for some scones and book shopping.

Thanks to Flickr member Calypso Orchid for giving me some great Saanich Peninsula hiking tips, I have to come try a springtime hike up here.

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What

Common Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 24, 2011 06:17 PM PDT

Description

I sat and read at the picnic tables near The Grotto while my son got a few last minute photos of the Virgin River. I was lucky to observe this fox for quite a few minutes. When a car would pull in, he would go up into the woods. When it was quiet, he would be back out exploring.

I think this is Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)

We drove from Las Vegas to Zion today. We got to Zion in the late afternoon and did a couple of short hikes.

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 10, 2011 12:03 PM PDT

Description

I tend to notice moss and lichen while hiking, but I have started to pay more attention in urban settings as well.

In bryophytes, the calyptra (plural calyptrae) is an enlarged archegonial venter that protects the capsule containing the embryonic sporophyte.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calyptra

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What

stonecrop Genus Sedum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 16, 2011 04:30 PM PDT

Description

Stonecrop at Goose Rock

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What

harsh indian paintbrush Castilleja hispida

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 16, 2011 04:38 PM PDT

Description

Castilleja at Goose Rock
Deception Pas, Whidbey Island

Castilleja hispida var. hispida

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What

Alamo Cottonwood Populus fremontii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 06:00 PM PDT

Description

Roaring Springs from Above
Lots of Populus fremontii Cottonwood trees seen below
Descending the North Kaibab trail, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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What

Catseyes Genus Cryptantha

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 06:04 PM PDT

Description

These plants were growing on what looked to be limestone.

Descending the North Kaibab trail, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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What

Datil Yucca Yucca baccata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 05:34 PM PDT

Description

Saw this Yucca in flower while descending the North Kaibab trail. It is growing in Redwall Limestone.

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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What

Agave utahensis kaibabensis Agave utahensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 05:30 PM PDT

Description

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis emerging, wish I had a better image...

The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of four meters. It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers.
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_utahensis

Descending the North Kaibab trail.

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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What

Mat Rock Spiraea Petrophytum caespitosum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 05:18 PM PDT

Description

Petrophyton caespitosum (mat rock spiraea) on Redwall Limestone

Petrophyton caespitosum
The Latin word "caespitosum" is common botanical nomenclature meaning "growing in clumps".
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrophyton_caespitosum

Descending the North Kaibab trail.

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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Photos / Sounds

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 05:07 PM PDT

Description

Century Plant above Redwall Bridge

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis gone to seed

The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of four meters. It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers.
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_utahensis

Descending the North Kaibab trail.

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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Photos / Sounds

What

Western Redbud Cercis occidentalis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 17, 2011 04:53 PM PDT

Description

Saw this purple flowering tree growing and blossoming only at this level in the Hermit Shale. Descending the North Kaibab trail from the North Rim of the Grand canyon This is Western Redbud Cercis occidentalis. Cercis occidentalis

Thanks to Flickr member outdoorPDK for ID help.

My fourth day was pretty long. Since heavy weather was coming in on the North Rim, we decided that we did not want to camp a day there. So, I hiked from Bright Angel out the South Rim. Left at 130, stopped fro breaskfast at Indian Garden, and then up on the South Rim at 8 AM. Got some supplies (and a snack) and then drove over to the North Rim (about 300 km), and then hiked down the North Rim to Cottonwood Camp. It was about 27 km (17 miles).

South2NorthRim day 4

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What

blackbrush Coleogyne ramosissima

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 16, 2011 10:08 AM PDT

Description

Blackbrush Habitat on Tonto Platform

Coleogyne ramosissima (Blackbrush) is the dominant plant in this habitat
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleogyne

South2NorthRim day 3

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What

Eastern Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 16, 2011 10:01 AM PDT

Description

female Crotaphytus collaris
See more at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_collared_lizard
Thanks to speech path girl for the ID

Seen on Clear Creek trail, about 4 miles out from the trail junction with North Kaibab trail.

South2NorthRim day 3

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What

Claret Cup Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 16, 2011 09:03 AM PDT

Description

Maybe Echinocereus triglochidiatus ?

South2NorthRim day 3

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Photos / Sounds

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 15, 2011 06:44 AM PDT

Description

South2North Day 2

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis

After development of fruit, the original plant dies, but suckers are frequently produced from the base of the stem, which become new plants.

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 16, 2011 09:10 AM PDT

Description

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis

The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of four meters. It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers.
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_utahensis

Note that Coleogyne ramosissima (Blackbrush) is the dominant plant in this habitat
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleogyne

South2NorthRim day 3

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What

blackbrush Coleogyne ramosissima

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 16, 2011 09:10 AM PDT

Description

Note that Coleogyne ramosissima (Blackbrush) is the dominant plant in this habitat
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleogyne

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis

The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of four meters. It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers.
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_utahensis

South2NorthRim day 3

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What

Utah Agave Agave utahensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 15, 2011 06:48 AM PDT

Description

South2North Day 2

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis

The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of four meters. It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers.
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_utahensis

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What

Prince's Plume Stanleya pinnata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 15, 2011 06:20 AM PDT

Description

Stanleya pinnata var. pinnata
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanleya_pinnata
Stanleya pinnata var. pinnata is a hyperaccumulator of Selenium

South2North Day 2

These yellow flowers seemed to attract hummingbirds.

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What

Colorado four o'clock Mirabilis multiflora

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 14, 2011 04:25 PM PDT

Description

Mirabilis multiflora (common name Colorado four o'clock)
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabilis_multiflora and thanks to edgeplot for help on the ID

Growing at 1130 m (3700 feet) elevation, 0n the Tonto Platform next to the Plateau Point trail, near Indian Garden, South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The Tonto Group makes up the Tonto Platform seen above and following the Colorado River; the Tapeats Sandstone and Muav Limestone form the platform's cliffs and the Bright Angel Shale forms its slopes

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