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Asclepias eriocarpa

Observer

ldighera

Date

August 25, 2014

Place

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California (Google, OSM)

Description

This stand of A. eriocarpa is located on the west side of Foxen Canyon Road. Access through the barbed wire fence under the oak tree.

These plants (~50) were in glorious full bloom, a couple of which had maturing, yellowish seed capsules.

Although some plants were shedding blooms, most were in very vigorous condition despite the current drought. No monarch butterfly ova, larva, nor pupa observed, as well as none in flight nor any chewed leaves.

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toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

This is probably one of the most common shrubs at the Paradise reserve.

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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valley oak Quercus lobata

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

This tree is scattered with Blue and coast valley oak on the lower elevation of the reserve.

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Ferns Phylum Pteridophyta

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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White Sage Salvia apiana

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Coast Indian Paintbrush Castilleja affinis

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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California Hedge Nettle Stachys bullata

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Orange Bush Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

May 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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silverpuffs Uropappus lindleyi

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

May 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

June 16, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Sacapellote Acourtia microcephala

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Ferns Phylum Pteridophyta

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Turkish rugging Chorizanthe staticoides

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

I have only seen a small group of this flower along Paradise road. The plant is annual.

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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hollyleaf redberry Rhamnus ilicifolia

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Sanicula arguta

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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White Globe Lily Calochortus albus

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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mountain dandelion Agoseris heterophylla

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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California golden violet Viola pedunculata

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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white flower

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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California peony Paeonia californica

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

the past

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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golden yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Lepidium

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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purple Chinese houses Collinsia heterophylla

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Dwarf Checkermallow Sidalcea malviflora

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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purple nightshade Solanum xanti

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

the past

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Dudleya Genus Dudleya

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum) Dichelostemma capitatum

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

May 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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California chicory Rafinesquia californica

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

May 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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butterfly Mariposa lily Calochortus venustus

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

common lily on unstable slopes

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canyon sunflower Venegasia carpesioides

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

May 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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fern

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

April 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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Banana slug, Ariolimax stramineus

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

July 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

read more about banana slug phylogeny on http://paradisereserve.ucnrs.org

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Orange lichen

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)
Fungi

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Fungus Kingdom Fungi

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Fungus growing on rotten oak log

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Green moss

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Green moss, very common on rocks

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lichen

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

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White lichen

Observer

cristinasandoval

Date

July 1, 2014

Place

Paradise Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

white lichen to the left of the black lichen

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Syrphid Flies Family Syrphidae

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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velvety goldenrod Solidago velutina

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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manzanita Genus Arctostaphylos

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Cumbre Peak, Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A beautiful specimen sprawl out against the rock on a road cut.

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What

Human Homo sapiens

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Tunnel trail.

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What

Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Cumbre Peak, Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dogs, wolves, foxes, & jackals Family Canidae

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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Telegraph weed Heterotheca grandiflora

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

Los Padres National Forest, CA, US (Google, OSM)