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What

Gray Pine Pinus sabiniana

Observer

natureali

Date

March 29, 2013 11:31 AM PDT

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What

bird's foot cliffbrake Pellaea mucronata

Observer

finatic

Date

June 21, 2014 09:25 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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What

Italian Cypress Cupressus sempervirens

Observer

finatic

Date

June 21, 2014 11:53 AM PDT

Description

Baja California, Mexico

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What

Jeffrey pine Pinus jeffreyi

Observer

finatic

Date

May 21, 2014 05:12 PM PDT

Description

Sierra County, California, US

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What

Western Juniper Juniperus occidentalis

Observer

finatic

Date

May 20, 2014 04:04 PM PDT

Description

Modoc County, California, US

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What

Jeffrey pine Pinus jeffreyi

Observer

finatic

Date

May 21, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Description

Tehama County, California, US

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What

Yellow pine Podocarpus elatus

Observer

finatic

Date

May 20, 2014 06:30 PM PDT

Description

Shasta County, California, US

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What

Common Douglas-Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

finatic

Date

May 21, 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Description

Tehama County, California, US

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What

Engelmann spruce Picea engelmannii

Observer

finatic

Date

May 20, 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Shasta County, California, US

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What

Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta

Observer

finatic

Date

May 22, 2014 07:26 PM PDT

Description

Mono County, California, US

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What

Singleleaf Pinyon Pine Pinus monophylla

Observer

finatic

Date

May 25, 2014 08:40 PM PDT

Description

Riverside County, California, US

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What

California Incense Cedar Calocedrus decurrens

Observer

finatic

Date

May 22, 2014 03:20 PM PDT

Place

Utica Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Calaveras County, California, US

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What

Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 04:40 PM PDT

Description

Mendocino County, California, US

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What

giant horsetail Equisetum telmateia

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 05:18 PM PDT

Description

Mendocino County, California, US

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What

Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

finatic

Date

May 17, 2014 09:08 AM PDT

Description

Humboldt County, California, US

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What

Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis

Observer

finatic

Date

May 16, 2014 10:58 AM PDT

Description

Humboldt County, California, US

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What

Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa

Observer

finatic

Date

May 15, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

Description

Sonoma County, California, US

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What

blue grama Bouteloua gracilis

Observer

tapbirds

Date

June 1, 2010 10:44 AM PDT

Description

Blue Grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis). Zion National Park Utah

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What

gray pine Pinus sabiniana

Observer

tapbirds

Date

April 30, 2011 07:00 PM PDT

Description

Also known as Gray Pine (Pinus sabiniana), New Idria CA

Note: in Brewer's day, this probably would have been called "Digger Pine." However I concur with what Wikipedia says about this common name: "The name Digger Pine supposedly came from the observation that the Paiute foraged for its seeds by digging around the base of the tree, although it is more likely that the term was first applied to the people; 'Digger Indians' was in common use in California literature from the 1800s. The historically more common name Digger Pine is still in widespread use. The Jepson Manual advises avoiding the use of this name as the term 'digger' is pejorative in origin"

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What

Knobcone Pine Pinus attenuata

Observer

finatic

Date

May 14, 2014 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Solano County, California, US

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What

Torrey Pine Pinus torreyana

Observer

finatic

Date

May 8, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Square

What

Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis

Observer

jforan

Date

April 29, 2013

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Square

What

northern white cedar Thuja occidentalis

Observer

jforan

Date

April 29, 2013

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What

eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis

Observer

dnydick

Date

April 26, 2014 12:11 PM EDT

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What

eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis

Observer

dnydick

Date

April 26, 2014 12:03 PM EDT

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What

eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis

Observer

dnydick

Date

April 26, 2014 10:25 AM EDT

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Square

What

black locust Robinia pseudoacacia

Observer

giantheart

Date

June 23, 2012

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What

coulter pine Pinus coulteri

Observer

charlie

Date

the past

Description

Unlike Jeffrey pine which I just posted about, Coulter pine is, for the most part, adapted to burn up in huge 'crown fires'. The tree is killed, but it releases seeds and many new trees grow up. In this fire ecology type, fires are infrequent enough that the trees are able to make cones before the next crown fire.

This particular tree is growing in a very interesting hollow or perhaps cienega, that probably has really neat plants growing in it... but I was never able to get to it, thus taking this picture from afar. This is a lower elevation that Coulter pines tend to grow, but it's a cold microclimate as evidenced by the snow on the Google aerial photo.

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What

bigcone douglas-fir Pseudotsuga macrocarpa

Observer

charlie

Date

the past

Description

Silhouetted on the ridgetop and in the north facing gullies. This species extends the furthest into the chaparral of any chaparral conifer in California. Unlike the related Douglas-fir that grows to the north, this species is highly fire adapted, but is still threatened by changes in the fire regime.

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What

Red spruce (Picea rubens) Picea rubens

Observer

charlie

Date

April 29, 2012 02:45 PM EDT
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The Sampled Red List Index for Plants (SRLI) is a major global monitoring scheme that is helping us to understand the threat status of plants around the world and how that is changing over time. By assessing a sample of 7,000 of the world’s plant species we made an estimate in 2010 that 1 in 5 plants are threatened with extinction. Species in the sample will be periodically re-assessed so that ...more ↓

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