2013 season wrap-up!

from Andrea Williams, MMWD Vegetation Ecologist

The “Lakes Region” of Mount Tamalpais is as beautiful and diverse as it sounds, and the most-visited portion of our watershed lands. In 2013 we spent several days documenting that diversity and impact. With the contribution 65 dedicated volunteers and over 800 hours of time and effort, we once again made over 700 plant observations over the course of our blitz days! These observations represent over 200 taxa, including 25 not on MMWD’s species list; they are supported by nearly 350 specimens now curated in the California Academy of Science’s herbarium, by hundreds of records in iNaturalist and thousands of exquisite photographs. We documented weeds just coming into Marin: the first collections of Oriental hedge mustard (Sisymbrium orientale), African asparagus fern (Asparagus asparagoides), and woolly clover (Trifolium tomentosum) for the entire county! We found exciting wetland plants that were ...more ↓

Posted on September 27, 2013 08:13 PM by kestrel kestrel | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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scottsimono

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April 12, 2014

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scottsimono

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March 15, 2014

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Striped Coralroot Corallorhiza striata

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scottsimono

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April 12, 2014

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On eastern terminus of Little Carson Falls Trail, in the deep shade of wooded slope of gulch

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scottsimono

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April 12, 2014

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Serpentine outcrop east of Little Carson Falls

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scottsimono

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June 7, 2014

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growing amongst serpentine rocks of a dry creek/drainage

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

28 cm., yellow, SW, no predation.

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psuri

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May 10, 2014

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30 cm., white, SW, no predation.

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psuri

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May 10, 2014

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21 cm., purple, SW, no predation.

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Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata Pellaea mucronata ssp. mucronata

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psuri

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May 10, 2014

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18 cm., SW, no predation.

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psuri

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May 10, 2014

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15 cm., SW, no predation.

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psuri

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May 10, 2014

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30 cm., white, SW, no predation.

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Miniature Lupine Lupinus bicolor

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

20 cm., blue, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Lupinus bicolor

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scottsimono

Date

April 12, 2014

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at southeast edge of serpentine outcrop off of Little Carson Falls trail

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Silene californica Silene laciniata var. californica

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scottsimono

Date

May 25, 2014

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Growing at ecotone between oak woodland/chapparal and grassland

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Silene californica Silene laciniata var. californica

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scottsimono

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June 7, 2014

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Growing in serpentine scree on road cut

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

50 cm., brown, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Juncus occidentalis

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

35 cm., magenta, SW, no predation.

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psuri

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May 10, 2014

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47 cm., pink, SW, no predation.

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spreading rush Juncus patens

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

45 cm., brown, SW, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Juncus patens

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

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50 cm., pink, SW, no predation.

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

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Carex #2

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

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50 cm., Brown, SW, No predation.

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Carex #1

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

100 cm., Brown, SW, No predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Carex densa

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Aria

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psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

15 ca., greenish white NE, no predation.

boschniakia Project curator ID

Aira caryophyllea

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Square

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dgreenberger

Date

July 2, 2014 09:04 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

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Van Houtte's columbine Aquilegia eximia

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dgreenberger

Date

June 27, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Wet culvert on west side of Bolinas-Fairfax Rd.

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Square

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west coast Canada goldenrod Solidago elongata

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dgreenberger

Date

June 27, 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Description

Mid-cauline lvs larger than lower-cauline lvs

Growing in wet bank above horse trough on west side of Bolinas-Fairfax Rd.

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Square

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dgreenberger

Date

July 1, 2014 01:39 PM PDT

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Square

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

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dgreenberger

Date

June 28, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

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Square

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royal rein orchid Piperia transversa

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dgreenberger

Date

June 28, 2014 11:19 AM PDT
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