Though unprepossessing, this is an incredibly interesting plant!
"Although widely regarded today as a weed, this species was once part of the eastern agricultural complex of prehistoric North America, and was a fully domesticated pseudocereal crop, similar to the closely related quinoa C. quinoa. It continues to be cultivated in Mexico as a pseudocereal, as a leaf vegetable, and for its broccoli-like flowering shoots."
Slender Cinquefoil covered about 1% of SCRE 8
This plant covered 30% of SCRE 8
Starflowered false Solomon's Seal covered about 30% of SCRE 8
The squirrels seem to dig these yellow mushrooms out.
Seep Monkeyflower covers less than 1 % of SCRE 7
Carcass was intact, but lying on a rubber glove. Maybe someone pulled it off the road?
Kathy Mullen and I got a good view of him departing the roadway as we drove down the hill. Those white side bars are hard to miss.
No pic, but these are so rarely spotted here that I thought I should document the sighting anyway.
Gayophytum covers about 3% of SCRE 4.
Lodgepole pines cover 1 % of this open dry habitat.
Removed in July. Site to be monitored next spring for growth of this invasive grass.
This plant was observed by the side of the road. Look at same spot next spring
"Wow", 163 cm tall, glands, no cones.
This is the third tree in this area.