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 02:13 PM by kestrel kestrel | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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gunarson

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February 12, 2015 10:38 AM PST

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16in base to flower tip. Magenta flower, raceme pattern, pinnately dissected, 2in by 5 in. Mostly basal, lobed leaves.

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gunarson

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February 19, 2015 10:39 AM PST

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Siver gray mature stems, young stems are reddish brown. Dark green leathery leaves with 0-5 teeth. Flowers are lilac. Collected from reported C. masonii site.

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gunarson

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February 12, 2015 10:07 AM PST

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30 feet tall. Smooth, silver-brown bark. Unarmed flower stalks 4-6in long. Elongate, flowers not bunched. Pits on each axil.

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Bermuda Buttercup Oxalis pes-caprae

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gunarson

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February 12, 2015 09:40 AM PST

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Red-spotted on tri-foliate leaves. Flowering talk 6-10 inches in length. About 10 flowers per stalk. Flowers are yellow, 5 petals, approximately 1 inch long.

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March 22, 2014 10:01 AM PDT

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Sticky leaves.

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March 22, 2014 10:03 AM PDT

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March 22, 2014 11:34 AM PDT

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Approximately 20 ft. tall.

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March 22, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

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Poa annua

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March 22, 2014 11:54 AM PDT

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March 22, 2014 12:05 PM PDT

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March 22, 2014 12:20 PM PDT

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Cut-leaved Crane's-bill Geranium dissectum

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March 22, 2014 12:24 PM PDT

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March 22, 2014 01:12 PM PDT

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Approximately 30 ft. tall.

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March 22, 2014 09:37 AM PDT

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kestrel

Date

September 13, 2014 10:56 AM PDT

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1 m tall, on dry ground near buildings.

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Erigeron canadensis

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kestrel

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September 13, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

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In dry ground by building near sedge, oxalis, coyote brush. 20 cm tall.

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Coyote Brush Baccharis pilularis

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kestrel

Date

September 13, 2014 10:45 AM PDT

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Large bush, 2 m tall.

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Baccharis pilularis

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kestrel

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September 13, 2014 10:37 AM PDT

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Next to fence, near wide-spaced rushes and coyote brush.

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Oxalis corniculata

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Tetragonia tetragonoides Tetragonia tetragonioides

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kestrel

Date

September 13, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

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Large mat (2x3 m) in gravel next to Ranger Station.

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Tetragonia tetragonioides

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kestrel

Date

September 13, 2014 10:12 AM PDT

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0.6 m high, under Ranger Station stairway, parking lot edge

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Setaria parviflora

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Tube Lichens Genus Hypogymnia

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Description

On downed Douglas-fir

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Genus Hypogymnia

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Rock Tripes Genus Umbilicaria

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boschniakia

Date

October 5, 2014 09:44 AM PDT

Description

On rock

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Genus Umbilicaria

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Pacific Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum grande

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dgreenberger

Date

February 13, 2014 08:35 AM PST

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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...)

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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

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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

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On rock, grey next to Rhizocarpon

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Genus Fuscopannaria

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boschniakia

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October 5, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

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On rock

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