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What

Milk thistle Silybum marianum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

Description

From our work crew, removing thistles as time runs out before they all bolt to flower.

This individual, by common consent, was the mother of all milk thistle.

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Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

Description

Two individuals; saw about ten on my short walk,

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

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What

hillside woodland star Lithophragma heterophyllum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 12:36 AM PDT

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Common Puffball Lycoperdon perlatum

Observer

icosahedron

Date

April 16, 2014 10:54 AM PDT

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What

Bird's-eye gilia Gilia tricolor

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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What

Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

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What

Soap plant

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

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What

Hog fennel

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:11 AM PDT

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Goldfields Genus Lasthenia

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 12, 2014 11:04 AM PDT

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What

Plantain Family Plantaginaceae

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 11, 2014 06:36 PM PDT

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What

Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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Bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 12:43 PM PDT

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What

Madrone

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 12:31 PM PDT

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What

Manzanita

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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What

Douglas iris Iris douglasiana

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 01:04 PM PDT

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Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 01:01 PM PDT

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What

Coast live oak Quercus agrifolia

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 11:58 AM PDT

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Black oak Quercus velutina

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

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What

California fescue Festuca californica

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

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What

Oregon oak Quercus garryana

Observer

soundwave970

Date

April 5, 2014 12:52 PM PDT

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What

Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

miki_spain

Date

April 13, 2014 02:02 PM PDT

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What

Newt

Observer

ivyburge

Date

April 13, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

miki_spain

Date

April 13, 2014 01:53 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

April 9, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

protecthabitat

Date

April 9, 2014 05:25 PM PDT

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 9, 2014

Description

This erect manzanita is extensively branched and exhibits a total plant height of about 130 cm. The leaves are pointed and elongated, with petiole lengths of about four mm. The overall drupe size is considerable.

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What

Rincon Ridge manzanita Arctostaphylos stanfordiana ssp. decumbens

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 4, 2014

Description

Several of this uncommon manzanita were seen on the south slope of Rincon Ridge. The lateral spreading nature of this taxon yields a height of about 55 cm and a breadth of somewhat over one meter. Another diagnostic of the subspecies is the smooth, shiny leaves borne on leaf petioles of about five mm.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 4, 2014

Description

Seen on the western property perimeter atop leaf litter of Black oak and other tree species.

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What

California flannelbush Fremontodendron californicum

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 3, 2014

Description

This large multifurcate woody shrub was seen on a steep bank above the golf course. Height of this specimen is about four meters, and the architecture features long arching woody stems from a central base.