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biol3850calder

Date

July 21, 2018 12:00 PM MDT

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White Prairie Clover Dalea candida

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biol3850calder

Date

July 13, 2018 05:53 PM MDT

Description

FABACEAE
White Prairie-clover/ Dalea candida var.candida
White Prairie-clover/ Dalea candida var.candida: Stems 20-80cm tall, hairless: crown woody. Leaves alternate, pinnately compound with 5-9 leaflets; leaflets linear to oblong or lance-shaped, 15-25 mm long, 2-3mm wide, hairless. Flower cluster: spike crowded, 2-8 cm long. Flower white, 1-3mm long; sepals 5; petals 5; stamens 5; pistils 1. Found prairie grasslands

Alberta, Lethbridge
West Lethbridge, Bull Trail. Arid prairie lower coulee slope with native grasses and forbs. Silty clay loam chernozemic soils.
Collector: B.Calder
Date: July 13, 2018

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Woolly Plantain Plantago patagonica

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 13, 2018 05:16 PM MDT

Description

Plantaginaceae
Pursh’s plantain/ Plantago patagonica
Pursh’s plantain/ Plantago patagonica: Flowering stems 5-20cm tall, leafless, silky to woolly-haired throughout. Leaves basal, linear, 3-10cm long, less than 1 cm wide, leaf underside with 1-3 prominent nerves, sufaces silky to wooly-haried; stalks slender; margins smooth. Flower cluster; spike crowed, 2-12cm long, 4-6 mm across;bracts linear. Flowers:white, papery, 3-5mm wide; sepals 4; petals 4;1-4 mm long. Found on mosit alkaline prairies.
Alberta, Lethbridge
West Lethbridge, Bull Trail. Arid prairie lower coulee slope with native grasses and forbs. Silty clay loam chernozemic soils.
Collector: B.Calder
Date: July 13, 2018

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Purple Prairie Clover Dalea purpurea

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 13, 2018 05:11 PM MDT

Description

FABACEAE
Purple Prairie-clover/ Dalea:
Purple Prairie-clover/ Dalea: Stems 30-80 cm tall, leafy, serveral rising from the crown. Leaves alternate, pinnately compound with 3-5 leaflets; leaflets linear; 6-25mm long, margins rolled. Flower cluster; spikes crowded, cylindrical, 1-5cm long. Flowers; reddish purple, 1-2mm across; sepals 5; petals 5; stamens 5; pistils 1. Found prairie grasslands.
Alberta, Lethbridge
West Lethbridge, Bull Trail. Arid prairie lower coulee slope with native grasses and forbs. Silty clay loam chernozemic soils.
Collector: B.Calder
Date: July 13, 2018

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Wild Licorice Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 9, 2018 05:07 PM MDT

Description

FABACEAE
Glycyrrhiza lepidota (Nutt.) Pursh
Wild Licorice: Coarse perennial herb with deep-seated rootstocks and erect stems, 3-10 dm high; leaflets 11-19, lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, mucronate at apex, entire, glandular dotted; racemes erect, dense, 3-4 cm long, the peduncles shorter than the subtending leaves; flowers yellowish white, about 12 mm long; pods bur-like, oblong, 1-2 cm long, reddish brown, densely beset with hooked prickles; seeds 3-5, large, 4mm long. 2n+16. Moist prairies and shores.
Alberta, Lethbridge
Lethbridge Oldman River coulee bottom, west of Helen Schuler Centre. Deciduous tree forest, dense shade tolerant vegetation. Native and introduced plant species.
Lat/long or GPS: 49.699325°, -112.861734°

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Western Snowberry Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 9, 2018 05:04 PM MDT

Description

Symphocarpos occidentalis Hook.
Buchbrush, Wolfberry: Robust shrub, up to 1 m high, spreading freely by suckering; young twigs usually puberlent; leaves oval to ovate-oblong, mostly 3-5 cm long, thick and leathery; corolla funnelform, 5-9 mm long, densely hairy within; style 4-8 mm long, usually exserted, fruits usually in dense clusters, globose, greenish white, drying purplish, beaked by the persistent calyx; nutlets 3-4 mm long. Open woodland, prairie slopes and valleys.

Lethbridge coulee bottom, deciduous forest. Shaded vegetation.

Nearby species: Wild liccorice, bromus inermis.

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Tufted Vetch Vicia cracca

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 9, 2018 04:07 PM MDT

Description

FABACEAE
Vicia cracca L.
Tufted vetch: Perennial, the stems weak, climbing or trailing, 4-10 dm long, glabrous or pubescent; leaflets 10-20, linear to narrowly oblong, 1-3 cm long, mucronate; racemes long-peduncled, mostly surpassing the leaves; flowers bluish purple, 9-13 mm long, numerous, crowded, second, usually reflexed. 2n=14,28. Roadsides, waste ground, fields. Introduced. Occasional.
Alberta, Kircady
Northwest of Kircady. Roadside ditch of township road. Introduced grasses and forbs. Adjacent agricultural field.
Lat/long or GPS: 50.338873° -113.246462°

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Goldenrods Genus Solidago

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 9, 2018 02:20 PM MDT

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Broadleaved Pepperweed Lepidium latifolium

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 14, 2018

Description

INaturalist observation #15

Observed July 9, 2018

BRASSICACEAE
Lepidium latifolium L.

Tall perennial, 5-10 dm high, with thick branched rootstock and spreading roots; stems and leaves glabrous or nearly so; leaves entire to dentate, the basal petiolate as much as 3 dm long, the upper nearly sessile, ovate to lanceolate, much reduced, racemes dense, numerous in a large panicled cluster; pedicels slender, much longer than the fruits; sepals broadly white-margined, pilose; petals white, about 1.5 mm long; silicles ovate-orbicular, 2 mm long, with no or very slight apical notch, tipped by stigma, the style very short. 2n=24*

Site description: East of Enchant, North of Lost Lake irrigation reservoir, adjacent irrigation canal that drains into Lost Lake. Historically disturbed soils, Poorly drained/saturated chernozemic soils.

Nearby species: Bromus inermis, Agropyron cristatum, Typha latifolia, Kochia scoparia.

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Hairy Goldenaster Heterotheca villosa

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 9, 2018 11:13 AM MDT

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Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Peritoma serrulata

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 9, 2018 11:04 AM MDT

Description

CAPPARIDACEAE
Cleome serrulate Pursh
Beeplant, Spiderflower, Pink Cleome: Stems 3-8 dm tall, freely branched above, glabrous and pale; leaflets 3, oblanceolate or lanceolate, 2-7 cm long, lower leaves long-petioled, upper sessile or nearly so; racemes elongating in fruit, the pedicels spreading or recurved; sepals united near the base; petals pink-rose or whitish, short-clawed, 8-12 mm long; stamens long exserted; stipe of capsule 1-2 cm long; body of capsule 2.5-5 cm long. 2n=34. Disturbed prairie and roadsides.

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Soapweed Yucca Yucca glauca

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 4, 2018 05:01 PM MDT

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biol3850calder

Date

July 3, 2018 02:07 PM MDT

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Sunflowers and Allies Tribe Heliantheae

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 3, 2018 11:44 AM MDT

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Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 27, 2018 05:01 PM MDT

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Starvation Prickly-Pear Opuntia polyacantha

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 11, 2018 08:18 PM MDT

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Viviparous Foxtail Cactus Escobaria vivipara

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 14, 2018

Description

INaturalist observation #8.
Observed June 11, 2018
CACTACEAE
Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britt & Rose
Cushion or ball Cactus

Plants globose, single or tufted, seldom over 5 cm high, the body covered with spine-tipped tubercles; leaves absent; flowers arising between the tubercles, 3-4 cm long, bright purplish-red; hypanthium tubular above the ovary; fruit pale green, becoming brown when ripe, edible, sweet. 2n=22.

Site description: Lethbridge Bull Trail, Arid prairie coulees, southeast and south facing slopes. Well drained chernozemic soils, silty clay loam to sandy clay loam.

Plant description: Low lying cactus, globular stem structure, cactus spines distributed across the stem structure. Brilliant purple pink flowers

Nearby species: Bouteloua gracilis, agropyron cristatum, asteraceae spp., allium textile.

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Cut-leaf Fleabane Erigeron compositus

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 14, 2018

Description

INaturalist observation #11

Observed June 9, 2018

ASTERACEAE
Erigeron compositus Pursh
Cut-leaf Fleabane

Perennial with simple or banched stout caudex; stems 5-15 cm tall, scape-like; leaves crowded at the base, ternately lobed or dissected, the divisions linear or narrowly oblong, more or less glandular and with at least a few spreading hairs; cauline leaves few and reduced, mostly entire; heads solitary; involucres 5-10 mm high, more or less glandular and hirsute, the bracts unequal, purplish at least at the tips; rays white, pink or blue, up to 12 mm long but usually quite short and sometimes absent; pappus simple, of 12-20 coarse bristles. 2n=18, 54*.

Site description: Waterton Provincial Park, Adjacent Highway 6, Southwest shoulder of highway.

Plant description: Small white ray florets surrounding yellow disc florets.

Nearby species: Asteraceae spp., Galium boreale, Orchidaceae spp., Ranunculus acris acris, Salix spp.

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Striped Coralroot Corallorhiza striata

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 14, 2018 02:56 PM MDT

Place

Canada (Google, OSM)

Description

INaturalist observation #4.
Oberved Saturday June 9, 2018
ORCHIDACEAE
Corallorhiza striata Lindl.
Striped Coral-root

Scape (with raceme) 1.5-4 dm tall, stout, purplish or yellow-brown, rarely pale yellow; raceme 5-15 cm long, 10-25 flowered; sepals and petals 8-16 mm long, yellowish or purplish with 3 conspicuous purple stripes; lip 8-12 m long, white usually purple-striate, tongue-shaped, declined, entire or somewhat undulate; spur non. 2n=42.

Waterton Provincial Park, southwest of Alberta Highway 6 within the highway shoulder.
Adjacent wetland, within mixed forest of deciduous and conifers

Nearby species: Orchidaceae spp., Apiaceae spp. Heracleum maximum, Pinophyta spp.,

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Twinberry Honeysuckle Lonicera involucrata

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 02:55 PM MDT

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biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 02:50 PM MDT

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Mustard Family Family Brassicaceae

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 02:44 PM MDT

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biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 02:35 PM MDT

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Buttercups Genus Ranunculus

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 02:30 PM MDT

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American Bistort Bistorta bistortoides

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 02:10 PM MDT

Place

Canada (Google, OSM)

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Canadian Buffalo-Berry Shepherdia canadensis

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 01:46 PM MDT

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Red Osier Dogwood Cornus sericea

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 14, 2018

Description

INaturalist observation #9
Observed June 9, 2018

CORNACEAE
Cornus stolonifera Michx.
Red Osier Dogwood
Shrubs, 1-3 m high, the lower branches prostrate and often rooting, the twigs deep red, sometimes greenish or purplish, pubescent or nearly glabrous; leaves deep red to ovate-lanceolate, acutre to acuminate, entire, glaucous; and appressed hairy beneath; inflorescence a rather flat-topped cyme, minutely appressed pubescent; petals white, 2-3 mm long, fruit white or tinged with blue, nearly globose, about 5 mm wide, juicy, not edible. 2n=22* Moist woods, riverbanks

Site description: Waterton Provincial Park, Alberta Highway 6, northeast of highway on shoulder. Moist poorly drained soils. Significantly shaded and overgrown with vegetation.

Nearby species: Amelanchier alnifolia, Salix spp., Betulaceae, Trembling aspen.

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Common Cowparsnip Heracleum maximum

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

July 14, 2018

Description

INaturalist Observation #1.
Observed Saturday June 9, 2018:
APIACEAE
Heracleum lanatum
Cow Parsnip

Coarse perennial herb, 1-2 m tall, pubescent or somewhat tomentose; leaves large, ternate, rarely pinnate, the few leaflets 1-3 dm broad, cordate at base, variously lobed and toothed; petioles with dialated sheaths;; umbel large, compound, the primary rays unequal, the bracts lanceolate, deciduous; corolla white, usually irregular, larger in the outer flowers of the umbel; stylopodium present; fruit flat, obovate to obcordate, about 1 cm long, winged on the edges, puberulent, marked on the faces by narrow ribs and dark lines (oil-tubes) extending from the summit about half-way to the base. 2n=22.

Alpine meadow adjacent Highway 6 within Waterton Provincial Park.
Mixed forest deciduous and confiers, well shaded from nearby trees.

Nearby species: Orchidaceae spp. Asteracea spp. Poaceae spp.(Bromus inermis - smooth brome)

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Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 01:35 PM MDT

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Bluebur

Observer

biol3850calder

Date

June 9, 2018 01:26 PM MDT
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