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aclane

Date

June 21, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

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Woolly Seablite Suaeda taxifolia

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aclane

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June 21, 2019 09:57 PM EDT

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Fiddle Dock Rumex pulcher

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aclane

Date

June 21, 2019 06:13 PM PDT

Description

a crispy one.

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Castor Bean Ricinus communis

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aclane

Date

June 21, 2019 06:12 PM PDT

Description

Crazy fruits!

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Fiberglass Plant Wigandia urens

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aclane

Date

June 20, 2019 04:26 PM PDT

Description

Not sure about this ID because, even hough there are some identified via iNat in SoCal, far more of them are in southern coastal Mexico.

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Western Sycamore Platanus racemosa

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aclane

Date

June 20, 2019 04:28 PM PDT

Description

I could tell it was a platabus, but it wasn’t one of the slick beauties from home in North Carolina. Major differences between occidentalis and racemosa: rac has tomentose leaf surfaces, for trapping moisture. Occ has smooth leaves. Rac leaf shape is most star like, more extremely lobed. While both species have cool bark, Rac bsrk would curl and fall off in big chunks, while occ bark usually remains intact.

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Laurel Sumac Malosma laurina

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aclane

Date

June 20, 2019 03:14 PM PDT

Description

The venation suggested something more tropical, even resembling a banana tree.

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Caterpillar Scorpionweed Phacelia cicutaria

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aclane

Date

June 20, 2019 03:06 PM PDT

Description

These fuzzies got my attention. Weirdest umbel ever?

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Black Sage Salvia mellifera

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aclane

Date

June 20, 2019 03:09 PM PDT

Description

The flower/fruit structure reminded me of beautyberries.

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Southern California Walnut Juglans californica

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aclane

Date

June 22, 2019 02:59 PM PDT

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Crystalline Ice Plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

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aclane

Date

June 21, 2019 06:52 PM PDT

Description

The most glorious plant! On the outside of the fruit (and the shoots!!) are these little sacs of water- they pop like bubblewrap when you squeeze them. They were all over the rocky beach, soil was sandy and dry.

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aclane

Date

June 1, 2019 02:33 PM EDT

Description

Who is this long/legged beauty? Suggestions were species that were fatter, lower to the ground, and with wings. Maybe theres sexual dimorphism or it’s at a different life stage but i didn’t find a good visual match

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Milkweed Leaf Beetle Labidomera clivicollis

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aclane

Date

May 25, 2019 01:26 PM EDT

Description

Sweety

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Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides

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aclane

Date

May 23, 2019 03:06 PM EDT

Description

Not common around here, especially in urban areas like durham. This warehouse has been here since the 40s, so these two poplars are probably at least that old. The air is full of their seed capsules right now! Little white fuzzy tornados.

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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aclane

Date

May 15, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

Description

Rest in peace, lil buddy. Bleeding from the mouth, maybe ate a poisonous fruit. Looks like it just died. Beautiful specimen.

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Shinleaf Pyrola elliptica

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aclane

Date

May 9, 2019 03:07 PM EDT

Description

It looks like the pics of shinleaf on google images, but its cordate shape suggests something else. It’s also just barely in the mapped area of confirmed observations, we may almost be too far south.

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Common Hibiscus Hibiscus syriacus

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aclane

Date

May 9, 2019 03:06 PM EDT

Description

They’re just sprouting up all over this unmaintained patch. No blooms yet though.

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Cross Vine Bignonia capreolata

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aclane

Date

May 9, 2019 03:06 PM EDT

Description

I don’t know why I think cross-vines are so special. Their arrangement is just so pretty.

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Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica

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aclane

Date

May 9, 2019 03:05 PM EDT

Description

Not sure if you can suck the nectar our of japanese honeysuckle like the honeysuckle i grew up with in LA, but if you can... it’s the time of year for it

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Boxelder Maple Acer negundo

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aclane

Date

May 9, 2019 03:05 PM EDT

Description

I assured the group that it was not poison ivy.

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Red Mulberry Morus rubra

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aclane

Date

May 10, 2019 07:05 AM EDT

Description

This looks like a red mulberry but most mulberries are in fruit right now, and no fruits to be found here.

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Spotted Lady's Thumb Persicaria maculosa

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aclane

Date

May 6, 2019 04:59 PM EDT

Description

Hard to tell... it wasn’t spotted and there were no blooms. It was amongst some grass, one may call it a “weed”

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Dung Beetles Subfamily Scarabaeinae

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aclane

Date

May 6, 2019 04:55 PM EDT

Description

I found it when it was sitting pretty still with its face in the dog poop (second image). I thought it might be dead, but I think it was just moving slowly.

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Plums-and-Custard Tricholomopsis rutilans

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aclane

Date

May 6, 2019 04:53 PM EDT

Description

Sounds tasty

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Smooth Solomon's Seal Polygonatum biflorum

Observer

aclane

Date

May 4, 2019 07:14 PM EDT

Description

I remember seeing a lot of these when they were in fruit last summer by Lake Michael.

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Carolina Crane's-Bill Geranium carolinianum

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aclane

Date

May 3, 2019 06:31 PM EDT

Description

I hope to see them fruit.

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Tainturier's Chervil Chaerophyllum tainturieri

Observer

aclane

Date

May 3, 2019 06:31 PM EDT

Description

Looked like carrot leaves to me! Not surprised it’s a cousin in the apiaceae.

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aclane

Date

May 3, 2019 06:29 PM EDT

Description

Who is she??? The leaves are kind of shaped like milkweed but the margins are serrate. Also, the primary shoot has “wings” kind of like winged elm, except this is totally herbaceous. Found in my friendly wild field across the street.

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Greater Burdock Arctium lappa

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aclane

Date

May 3, 2019 06:28 PM EDT

Description

Does this mean my friendly field has high-nitrogen soils?

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Ground-Ivy Glechoma hederacea

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aclane

Date

May 3, 2019 06:26 PM EDT

Description

People eat these? My mind is blown by how many of the “weeds” in my area have medicinal properties and/or are edible. It was just concerning because this guy took over HUGE chunks of this open field, not allowing any other plants in its bounds. The other weeds seemed a lot more friendly with each other

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