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Observer

lotusmorning

Date

May 9, 2015 12:56 PM PDT

Description

gowing in dense chinquapin, huckleberry. 8 to 12 feet tall.

D. Jokerst, M. Hannibal, N. Morgenstein, C. Brand, S. Whelan

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Rhododendron macrophyllum

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Observer

lotusmorning

Date

May 9, 2015 11:16 AM PDT

Description

uphill mossy bank on Bo-Fax Road. Under redwoods.

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Galium triflorum

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What

Milk Thistle Silybum marianum

Observer

boschniakia

Date

May 15, 2015 01:24 PM PDT

Description

Round-stemmed thistle to 5' tall. Leaves marbled, wavy-margined, hairless, spiny. Phyllaries broadly spiny; heads ~2" across.

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Silybum marianum

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

May 15, 2015 12:50 PM PDT

Description

Burgundy stalk ~12" tall; lower lip white, spotted, widening to tip.

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

May 15, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Description

Wispy grass to 2' tall; leaves needle-like, awns ~5mm. Ovary tip hairy like Whitey Herzog's dome.

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Festuca occidentalis

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

May 15, 2015 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Inflorescence branched from ground, ~2" tall; Flowers 1-3, staminodes spreading, entire. Tepals mucronate. Leaves linear.

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Observer

tom_carlberg

Date

March 11, 2015

Description

Egg case? Growing on the branch tips of the lichen Usnea flavocardia.

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What

Groundsels Genus Senecio

Observer

gunarson

Date

April 4, 2015 09:47 AM PDT

Description

Found directly roadside at end of Bon Tempe Dam rd on a shaded, north facing road bank above Alpine Lake. Growing out of remnant straw wattle over very rocky soil with various non-native annual grasses.

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Square

What

Monterey mariposa lily Calochortus uniflorus

Observer

kestrel

Date

May 9, 2015 02:19 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Calochortus uniflorus

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What

stream violet Viola glabella

Observer

johndoyle

Date

May 9, 2015 12:57 PM HST

Description

Found in shady, moist environment in redwood grove;

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Viola glabella

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What

Elymus caput-medusae Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Observer

gunarson

Date

April 30, 2015 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Growing with non-native Briza, Avena, and Festuca in grassland off Bull Frog Road. Seedhead in spike, awns on top of spike are 6-7cm, bottom are 2cm

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What

Stipa lepida Nassella lepida

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 04:04 PM PDT

Description

Bunchgrass with needle-like leaves; flower stalks to 2' tall, inflorescence open; spikelets 2-3" long, awns 1-2". Thinner, wispier than pulchra.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Nassella lepida

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What

Napa False Indigo Amorpha californica var. napensis

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 03:25 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Open, deciduous shrub about 6' tall. Leaves compound, leaflets odd-pinnate, ovate, tip notched. Tiny prickles on leaf rachis. Faint spicy scent. Inflorescence spike-like; flowers purplish, hooded; stamens exserted.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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What

Star-flowered Lily-of-the-valley Maianthemum stellatum

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 03:08 PM PDT

Description

To 12" tall, flowers 6-12 in open inflorescence; petals 3-5mm.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Maianthemum stellatum

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 02:34 PM PDT

Description

stems lax-ascending; involucre 0 or inconspicuous, flowers reflexed in fruit, stems hairy near inflorescence; calyx lobes ciliate, lflets ~1cm each.

Photo by Vernon Smith.

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Trifolium bifidum

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Square

What

Western Moles Genus Scapanus

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 02:30 PM PDT

Description

Found dead in road.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Genus Scapanus

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 01:02 PM PDT

Description

6-8" tall, branched at top. Leaves appressed, spathulate to obovate-elliptic, denticulate at tips. Fruit warty.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Euphorbia spathulata

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What

Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 01:02 PM PDT

Description

Between 2 and 3 feet long. She (?) absolutely did not want to share shade at lunchtime.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 01:02 PM PDT

Description

Prostrate; flowers pale yellow, becoming reddish-purple in fruit; involucre ~cup-shaped, bracts white-margined and fused. Corolla inflated in fruit. Leaves with white pattern, occasionally red too. Leaflets cordate.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

Jepson Manual says "varieties in need of study:" indeed!

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Trifolium fucatum

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What

pale spikerush Eleocharis macrostachya

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 12:19 PM PDT

Description

Around 12" tall, loosely clumped, stems flattened. Roots or hairs along upper half of stems--seems odd and distinctive. Flowering stalk blunt, ~5mm, may not be done elongating.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Eleocharis macrostachya

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 12:19 PM PDT

Description

Prostrate, tiny. Leaves obovate, of similar sizes. Fruits heart-shaped, axillary, peduncle 0, wings 0.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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What

California manroot Marah fabacea

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 11:58 AM PDT

Description

Tendrilled vine, climbing 15' up Monterey pine. Fruit spheric, densely stiff-prickled, prickles unhooked.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Marah fabacea

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 11:16 AM PDT

Description

Leaves succulent, red, clustered. Flower stalk 4-6" tall, leafy.

Photos by Vernon Smith.

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Sedum radiatum

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What

Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 24, 2015 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Dead fish in seasonal pond/swale.

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Lepomis macrochirus

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 25, 2015 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Trifoliate; flowers white on single stalks; bulblets present. On fill dumped off side of road.

With Karen Hall, Mark Kelley.

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Oxalis incarnata

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What

hop trefoil Trifolium campestre

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 25, 2015 10:20 AM PDT

Description

Involucre 0, leaves pinnately compound, flowers yellow soon fading reflexed and faintly striped, >20/head.

With Karen Hall, Mark Kelley.

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Trifolium campestre

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What

Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 29, 2015 01:16 PM PDT

Description

4-6 in tall, leaves pinnately dissected, not much reduced up stem. Annual. Calyx lobes unequal, seeds 2.

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Phacelia distans

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What

Trachemys decussata Genus Trachemys

Observer

boschniakia

Date

April 29, 2015 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Released pet invading reservoir. Trapped for relocation.

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Trachemys decussata

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Observer

boschniakia

Date

March 19, 2015 12:27 PM PDT

Description

Black with yellow bursts of hairs, black tufts dorsally, few longer guard hairs. In chinquapin forest near chaparral.

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Tribe Arctiini