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 ↓

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rbrostrom

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September 13, 2014

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western marsh cudweed Gnaphalium palustre

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rbrostrom

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September 13, 2014

Description

inconspicuous and covered by other plants, tomentose stem and lvs.

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rbrostrom

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September 13, 2014

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rbrostrom

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September 13, 2014

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rbrostrom

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September 13, 2014

Description

5' tall, budding, yellow fls., some branch dieback

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rbrostrom

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September 13, 2014

Description

waxy, light tomentose underside, heavily fruited, 10-12' high, frts. on upper part of plant

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california azalea Rhododendron occidentale

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boschniakia

Date

September 13, 2014 12:11 PM PDT

Description

Shrub to 6' tall. Leaves starting to change but still blooming!

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Rhododendron occidentale

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fern azolla Azolla filiculoides

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boschniakia

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September 13, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Somewhat common in mud with Lemna at edge of Hidden Lake. New to MMWD plant list.

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Azolla filiculoides

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boschniakia

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September 13, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Heavily browsed. With Carex nudata, Typha, Carex obnupta, Polygonum. New to MMWD plant list.

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Glyceria elata

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boschniakia

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September 13, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

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tufted perennial, blue-green leaves. Slight possibility this is Carex serratodens, soils may have some serpentine influence. Point moved to Lagoon Fire Road.

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Carex luzulina

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boschniakia

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September 13, 2014 01:04 PM PDT

Description

Nest off Rocky Ridge

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Neotoma fuscipes

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boschniakia

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September 13, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

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On QUCH

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Heteroecus pacificus

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orchard grass Dactylis glomerata

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boschniakia

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May 12, 2014 11:03 AM PDT

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Dactylis glomerata

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California canarygrass Phalaris californica

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fleist

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September 13, 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Description

T. Gosliner, H. Gosliner, F. Leist, S. Whelan, T. Wiedenmayer; late fruiting stage & mostly dessicated

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Phalaris californica

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Oregon gentian Gentiana affinis var. ovata

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fleist

Date

September 13, 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Description

T. Gosliner, H. Gosliner, F. Leist, S. Whelan, T. Wiedenmayer; mostly dessicated (late stage of fruiting)

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Gentiana affinis var. ovata

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Giant chinquapin Chrysolepis chrysophylla

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fleist

Date

September 13, 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Description

T. Gosliner, H. Gosliner, F. Leist, S. Whelan, T. Wiedenmayer;

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California Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus betuloides

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fleist

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September 13, 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Description

T. Gosliner, H. Gosliner, F. Leist, S. Whelan, T. Wiedenmayer; heavily browsed by deer (otherwise there would probably have been fruit)

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Cercocarpus betuloides

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California Fuchsia Epilobium canum

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fleist

Date

September 13, 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Description

T. Gosliner, H. Gosliner, F. Leist, S. Whelan, T. Wiedenmayer;

boschniakia Project curator ID

Epilobium canum

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

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bluehead gilia Gilia capitata

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence; some fruiting

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Gilia capitata ssp. capitata

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

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Wavy-leafed Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

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Tamalpais lessingia Lessingia micradenia var. micradenia

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence; white with purple throat, some fruiting

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sticky western rosinweed Calycadenia multiglandulosa

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

boschniakia Project curator ID

Calycadenia multiglandulosa

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serpentine monardella Monardella purpurea

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

boschniakia Project curator ID

Monardella purpurea

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naked buckwheat Eriogonum nudum

Observer

fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;; slightly out of study area

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Eriogonum nudum

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dotseed plantain Plantago erecta

Observer

fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence; slightly out of study area; some flowering, some fruiting, some dead

boschniakia Project curator ID

Plantago erecta

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wicker buckwheat Eriogonum luteolum

Observer

fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence; slightly out of study area

boschniakia Project curator ID

Eriogonum luteolum var. caninum

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bristly jewelflower Streptanthus glandulosus

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

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serpentine reedgrass Calamagrostis ophitidis

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fleist

Date

June 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

L. McCubbin, C. Darling, F. Leist, A. Pence;

boschniakia Project curator ID

Calamagrostis ophitidis
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