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Great Horsetail Equisetum fluviatile

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 13, 2012

Description

Horsetails next to a marshy lake.

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ginkgo Ginkgo biloba

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

Description

The ginko is the oldest unchanged tree on Earth. Interestingly, the female trees have seeds that give off the smell of vomit. That's why there are only male tree planted here on campus.

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english elm Ulmus minor

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

Description

English elm with lots of suckers (identical trees growing out of the sides of the trunk). Apparently the branches sometimes fall off randomly and the wood is used for coffins.

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coulter pine Pinus coulteri

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

Description

"Big Cone Pine." About 50 feet tall with huge cones that can get up to 10lb. The needles are long and thick and are 3 per cluster. Native to southern California and Mexico.

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Pine Family Family Pinaceae

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

Description

Also called the "refridgerator tree" because the trunk's temperature stays cool.

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Horse-Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

UW Farm (Google, OSM)

Description

This is the tree that makes all those white/pink petal looking things that are seen all over campus.

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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 10, 2012

Description

Orange lichen on the side of a wall by the greenhouse.

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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 10, 2012

Description

Really pretty yellow hibiscus with a red center and both yellow and red stigma at the ends of the style.

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Genus Dracula Genus Dracula

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 10, 2012

Description

Pollinated by gnats. The dracula orchid's little white flower has gill-looking things (to attract gnats?)

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Cucumber Cucumis sativus

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 10, 2012

Description

Cucumber plant with white dots that are piles of tiny spores.

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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 10, 2012

Description

Powdery mildew seen on this ornamental maple.

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Black Slug Arion ater

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Description

Brown shiney slug with black tentacles.

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Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

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red clover Trifolium pratense

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 22, 2012

Description

Red clover seen in a small cluster at UBNA. Day was a bit rainy/misty and overcast.

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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

Description

Looks like oyster mushroom but I'm not sure because it's not on a stump or tree.

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Common Ink Cap Coprinopsis atramentaria

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

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Turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Description

Turkey tail fungus growing parralel to the ground on a downed log.

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House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Description

Tiny bird atop of a tall palm(?) tree. Rusty orange/red head and chest. Mostly brown body with streaks of white and dark brown.

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Artist's Bracket Ganoderma applanatum

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Place

UW Campus (Google, OSM)

Description

Artist fungi seen on campus. Spores above the mushroom.

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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Description

Oyster mushroom on a tree stump.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Description

Sleeping duck. I thought it was a regular mallard at first but its head is black instead of green or brown.

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white rot

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 8, 2012

Description

Tree with extensive white rot fungus.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Saw these male and female ducks just laying on the grass in the Quad. They must have been sleeping since their heads were tucked into their wings.

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Hybrid bluebell Hyacinthoides massartiana

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

I looked it up and apparently hybrid bluebells can be both blue and white.

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chinese caps Euphorbia crenulata

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Really cool green flowers with only two petals. They looked like they were sitting on lily pads. They were probably planted since they were right next to planted bluebells infront of the building.

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irises Genus Iris

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Really deep purple flower among really big but also regular size grass.

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Hybrid bluebell Hyacinthoides massartiana

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Planted along side the Music Library building by the stairs. I'm pretty sure this is a hybrid bluebell. It was between hybrid and spanish, but the hybrid bluebell's stamen looks more like the one I saw.

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Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Seem many times around campus.

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