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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California Newt Taricha torosa

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lostredwoodd

Date

November 23, 2014 01:46 PM PST

Description

Lake Lagunitas, Mt. Tamalpais Watershed

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Oakland mariposa lily Calochortus umbellatus

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fleist

Date

April 20, 2014 01:25 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

One of several specimens growing in shade, near, but not on, a serpentine outcrop.

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

On coast live oak; ID by Tom Carlberg

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Dendriscocaulon intricatulum

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Beard Lichens Genus Usnea

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 09:53 AM PDT

Description

On Df

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Genus Usnea

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 11:25 AM PDT

Description

On rock in moss

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Genus Stereocaulon

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Description

On rock, grey next to Rhizocarpon

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Genus Fuscopannaria

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

Description

On rock

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Genus Stereocaulon

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Wrinkle Lichens Genus Tuckermannopsis

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 10:28 AM PDT

Description

On branch with Parmelia (center) and Hypogymnia (left)

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Genus Tuckermannopsis

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 10:20 AM PDT

Description

On Df

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Genus Ochrolechia

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boschniakia

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October 5, 2014 09:49 AM PDT

Description

On live oak

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Lobaria pulmonaria

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 09:50 AM PDT

Description

On live oak

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Genus Pseudocyphellaria

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 09:34 AM PDT

Description

On downed Douglas-fir

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Genus Cladonia

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windowbox wood-sorrel Oxalis articulata ssp. rubra

Observer

psuri

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Next to paved parking lot (no sign), between Laurel Dell and Rock Springs. Pink flowers, several small clusters. Full sun. 0.8 miles North of Rock Springs.

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Oxalis articulata ssp. rubra

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psuri

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Next to paved parking lot (no sign) between Laurel Dell and Rock Springs, off Ridgecrest Rd.. Full sun.

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Leathery Polypody Polypodium scouleri

Observer

psuri

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Growing out of tree trunk and branches. Shade.

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Polypodium scouleri

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Montbretia Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora

Observer

psuri

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Only one plant flowering, shade, edge of road.

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Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora

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Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

psuri

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

In shade near road. Next to gate, Bolinas Ridge Trail near intersection of Fairfax-Bolinas and Ridgecrest Rd.

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Goodyera oblongifolia

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psuri

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Fairfax Bolinas Rd., mile 8.66, in shade.

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Ehrharta erecta

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Santa Barbara sedge Carex barbarae

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rbrostrom

Date

September 13, 2014

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Carex barbarae

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western marsh cudweed Gnaphalium palustre

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rbrostrom

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

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

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Oregon ash Fraxinus latifolia

Observer

rbrostrom

Date

September 13, 2014

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Fraxinus latifolia

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hairy hawkbit Leontodon saxatilis

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rbrostrom

Date

September 13, 2014

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Leontodon saxatilis

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Coyote Brush Baccharis pilularis

Observer

rbrostrom

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

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

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silverleaf cotoneaster Cotoneaster pannosus

Observer

rbrostrom

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

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

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Cotoneaster pannosus

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california azalea Rhododendron occidentale

Observer

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

Observer

boschniakia

Date

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

Date

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

Date

September 13, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Description

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

Date

September 13, 2014 01:04 PM PDT

Description

Nest off Rocky Ridge

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Neotoma fuscipes

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boschniakia

Date

September 13, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Description

On QUCH

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Heteroecus pacificus
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