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Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis

Observer

bluebird101

Date

March 6, 2015 01:04 PM PST

Description

Kenilworth ivy on wall and pelitory of the wall on the ground. Both are edible. The pellitory tasted like cucumber or borage flower to me, also a diuretic. The Ivy leaved toadflax is said to taste like bitter cress, acrid and somewhat bitter, and is enjoy in salad. I guess you can blend any of the two into soup with some caramelize onion and a good stock.

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Pineapple Weed Matricaria discoidea

Observer

bluebird101

Date

March 6, 2015 12:49 PM PST

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Red-flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum

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bluebird101

Date

March 6, 2015 12:39 PM PST

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White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

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leslie_flint

Date

March 5, 2015

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Desert Blue Bells Phacelia campanularia

Observer

kueda

Date

March 6, 2015 08:37 AM PST

Description

Not a test, seemed to be growing wild at the edge of this abandoned lot. This site was a Shell station a year or two ago and has since been fenced and undeveloped. It used to be paved, and there are still some remnants of pavement. Surface is now a mix of gravel and soil, but I'm not sure if that was fill laid on top of the site when the station was removed, or what was underneath all that pavement.

This site is sort of the highlight of my walk to BART. It's as weedy as can be, largely featuring introduced weeds, but also with a few natives (arroyo lupine, poppies, coyotebush) and some oddballs like this. It's kind of the only wild place in Rockridge.

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Matricaria Family Asteraceae

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bluebird101

Date

March 4, 2015 12:46 PM PST

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Musky Storksbill Erodium moschatum

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kueda

Date

March 4, 2015 10:36 AM PST

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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rberkov

Date

March 4, 2015 07:36 AM PST

Description

Roadkill

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

bluebird101

Date

December 7, 2014 03:22 PM PST

Description

Got black spore, so not an armarillia. Some kind of spylocibe?

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bluebird101

Date

January 2, 2015 08:43 AM PST

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bluebird101

Date

January 4, 2015 10:27 AM PST

Description

Not sure if it is spectalus or junilus

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

bluebird101

Date

January 10, 2015 03:06 PM PST

Description

What are the two plants?

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Cape ivy Delairea odorata

Observer

bluebird101

Date

January 12, 2015 02:57 PM PST

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Pine Spikes Chroogomphus vinicolor

Observer

bluebird101

Date

January 2, 2015 08:58 AM PST

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bluebird101

Date

January 17, 2015 04:32 PM PST

Description

Hmm all i know is that it is call Australian bush cherry, or lilli pili berry. The leaves from on the specie with that scientific name seem to be off, may ne i got the wrong variety?

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oregon grape Mahonia repens

Observer

bluebird101

Date

December 31, 2014

Description

can't exactly decide which mahonia it is

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Deathcap Amanita phalloides

Observer

bluebird101

Date

December 31, 2014

Description

Amanita phalloides var. alba

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

February 21, 2015 12:51 PM PST

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white-throated sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Observer

tlcoddington

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Wild bird, at feeding station with golden-crowned sparrows and junos, with wide, arched wide white supercilia and triangular white throat patch, clear breast and darker crown stripes above the white.

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Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum

Observer

kueda

Date

March 3, 2015 08:47 AM PST

Description

Reminds me of a giant scarlet pimpernel. Growing wild at the edge of my favorite empty lot.

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Arroyo Lupine Lupinus succulentus

Observer

kueda

Date

March 2, 2015 08:39 AM PST

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Grisette Amanita vaginata

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damontighe

Date

February 22, 2015 05:45 PM PST

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Western wild ginger Asarum caudatum

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 23, 2015 01:29 PM PST

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Lepiota rachodes Chlorophyllum rachodes

Observer

bluebird101

Date

December 31, 2014

Description

Shaggy parasol, a wild edible. shaggy cap like it's name, gill must be white, spore must also be white like it's gill. Stain orange to brown when bruise or cut.

Make sure to do the spore sprint. On a black paper would be nice, because it's white spore won't show on a white paper. If it have green spore, it is not a lepiota rachodes, but a poisonous chlorophyllum molybdites.

If you got your identification correct, this is a delicious wild mushroom. It got a nice nutty sweet taste to it, that put the white button or portabella, to be more precise Agaricus bistorquis to shame. If you hate mushroom because you think its boring, that because you haven't try the shaggy parasol yet.

Get them while they're young, or when you can, because the bugs also love them. They usually come up right after the rain, and they come up fast, like over night. If there are lot of holes, like sponge when you cut them, and it have a lot of bug, just leave it behind for it to do it's thing. Whatever the bugs left behind can give some peoples a mild gastrointestinal distress.

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northern harrier Circus cyaneus

Observer

tlim

Date

March 1, 2015 02:51 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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lesser goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

tlim

Date

February 26, 2015 08:48 AM PST

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horned grebe Podiceps auritus

Observer

tlim

Date

February 26, 2015 08:29 AM PST

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glaucous-winged gull Larus glaucescens

Observer

tlim

Date

February 26, 2015 08:20 AM PST

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western scrub jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

tlim

Date

February 26, 2015 08:19 AM PST

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California towhee Melozone crissalis

Observer

tlim

Date

February 26, 2015 08:10 AM PST