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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April 26, 2014 11:32 AM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

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Phlox Family Family Polemoniaceae

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April 26, 2014 11:47 AM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

More abundant outside of study plot.

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Leptosiphon androsaceus

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April 26, 2014 12:01 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

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April 26, 2014 12:40 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

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April 26, 2014 12:50 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

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April 26, 2014 01:21 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

Found outside of site, further up trail.

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April 26, 2014 01:01 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

Found adjacent to site.

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Douglas' stitchwort Minuartia douglasii

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April 26, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

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April 26, 2014 01:10 PM PDT

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Observed by: M.E. Hannibal, N. Hannibal, P. Suri, P. Kephart, R. Fong, L. McCubbin

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April 26, 2014 11:34 AM PDT

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NW aspect.

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April 26, 2014 01:16 PM PDT

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Currently being described. Flowers white to pink.

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boschniakia

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March 19, 2015 01:36 PM PDT

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Prostrate, slightly fuzzy, rhizomatous. Leaves odd-pinnate; leaflets sub-opposite, 5-7, ~1cm. Stipules leafy, soon deciduous. Inflorescence umbellate, 4-flowered; calyx lobes

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March 19, 2015 09:51 AM PDT

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Shrub, 5' diameter, 3' tall. Leathery leaves in opposite clumps. Margins smooth, tips truncate to rounded. Flowers creamy to pale, pale blue. Twigs grey, round, spike-like. West-facing slope on Oat Hill Road near Old Sled.

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March 19, 2015 08:42 AM PDT

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Single young female?

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Meleagris gallopavo

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boschniakia

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March 18, 2015 08:55 AM PDT

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4" diameter clump of leathery, ternate-pinnate leaves. Smells like cilantro. Yellow-flowered umbel on 6" tall stalk; bracts below flowers. West-facing slope.
Oat Hill Fire Road near Nail Trail.

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Tauschia kelloggii

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March 18, 2015 08:55 AM PDT

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rush-like leaves, pink-purple flower. New weed for watershed, at south side of new Sky Oaks Gateway lot where Old Bullfrog Road used to be.

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March 14, 2015 05:43 PM PDT

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March 14, 2015 05:33 PM PDT

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March 14, 2015 05:24 PM PDT

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

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March 14, 2015 05:05 PM PDT

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March 14, 2015 05:42 PM PDT

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April 26, 2014 10:47 AM PDT

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