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Notch-leaved Phacelia Phacelia crenulata var. crenulata

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 03:42 PM PDT

Description

Wasn't sure what species this was at first!

Especially low and round-leaved forms of this species were evident this year after a cold wet month of May. Maybe the species produces differently adapted leaves and growth forms when developing at a warmer time of year? See https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29087114 for more thoughts about this.

Collection number Morefield 5906, Matson, & Purdy.

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What

Hiddenflower Phacelia Phacelia cryptantha

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 02:59 PM PDT

Description

Unusually unlobed leaves for this species. See https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29087114 for more thoughts about that.

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Hiddenflower Phacelia Phacelia cryptantha

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 02:21 PM PDT

Description

Didn't recognize this species at first with such few-lobed rounded leaves. I tried out a few other species, like P. rattanii and P. peirsoniana, before deciding it was P. cryptantha. Wrong leaf shape for P. rattanii, wrong calyx hairs for P. peirsoniana.

Besides being shade-grown, it was growing at a warmer time of year after a cold wet month of May. It seems like other Phacelia species may alter their typical leaf shapes under such conditions.

A nearby occurrence (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29087115) was similar but more open-grown, and the leaves were a little more lobed. And there are other occurrences in the region with relatively little lobing (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10370492).

Collection number Morefield 5905, Matson, & Purdy.

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What

Notch-leaved Phacelia Phacelia crenulata var. crenulata

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 02:14 PM PDT

Description

Wasn't sure what species this was at first!

Especially low and round-leaved forms of this species were evident this year after a cold wet month of May. Maybe the species produces differently adapted leaves and growth forms when developing at a warmer time of year?

See https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29087114 for more thoughts about this.

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Woolly Desert Marigold Baileya pleniradiata

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 09:24 AM PDT

Description

Collection number Morefield 5901, Matson, & Purdy.

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Straggling Gilyflower Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 10:56 AM PDT

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What

Brittle Sandwort Sabulina nuttallii var. fragilis

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 05:43 PM PDT

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What

Gray Cryptantha Cryptantha scoparia

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 12:57 PM PDT

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Threadplants Genus Nemacladus

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 10:20 AM PDT

Description

Badger Flat threadplant, soon to be named as a new species by @nrmorin. This species is characterized by the maroon stripes at the bases of three corolla lobes, among other things.

Collection number Morefield 5902, Matson, & Purdy.

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White Mountains Catseye Oreocarya hoffmannii

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Collection number Morefield 5899, Matson, & Purdy.

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What

Great Plains Yucca Yucca glauca

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 12:18 PM PDT

Description

Plants persisting here at an old mining camp. Source of these individuals uncertain.

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What

Parry Monkeyflower Diplacus parryi

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 11:07 AM PDT

Description

A first record for Mono County.

Collection number Morefield 5898, Matson, & Purdy.

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What

Threadplants Genus Nemacladus

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 10:42 AM PDT

Description

Badger Flat threadplant, soon to be named as a new species by @nrmorin. This species is characterized by the maroon stripes at the bases of three corolla lobes, among other things.

This location is a first record for Mono County.

Collection number Morefield 5897, Matson, & Purdy.

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What

Jeffrey Pine Pinus jeffreyi

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 10:35 AM PDT

Description

Cones were typical Jeffrey pine cones, large with scales in dense shallow spirals, prickles straight down to incurved, and bluish green foliage. Apparent Pinus ponderosa is mixed in the same stand.

This appears to be a small, isolated relict stand of these yellow pines, and may be in the process of winking out, although no obvious mortality or disease was noted.

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What

Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 10:04 AM PDT

Description

Cones were very similar to Pinus washoensis, resembling miniature Jeffrey pine cones, but prickles were definitely outcurved, and foliage was yellowish green. Good Pinus jeffreyi is mixed in the same stand.

This appears to be a small, isolated relict stand of these yellow pines, and may be in the process of winking out, although no obvious mortality or disease was noted.

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Inyo Blazing Star Mentzelia inyoensis

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 22, 2019 08:39 AM PDT

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Limestone Daisy Erigeron uncialis var. uncialis

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 18, 2018 05:04 PM PDT

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What

Limestone Daisy Erigeron uncialis var. uncialis

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 18, 2018 04:57 PM PDT

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Limestone Daisy Erigeron uncialis var. uncialis

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 18, 2018 04:45 PM PDT

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What

Western Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes porrifolia

Observer

jdmore

Date

July 31, 1989 01:00 PM PDT

Description

First record for the White Mountains Flora.

Collection number Morefield 5327.

From Kodachrome-64 color transparency film exposed with an Olympus OM-4T and Tamron 28-70mm zoom-macro lens. Scanned at 4000 dpi with a Nikon Coolscan 5000, and restored using Corel Paintshop Pro X4.

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Cushion Wild Buckwheat Eriogonum ovalifolium var. ovalifolium

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 16, 2017 12:44 PM PDT

Description

butterballs, Eriogonum ovalifolium var. ovalifolium, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Teels Marsh drainage, elevation 2242 m (7355 ft).

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Washoe Fleabane Erigeron eatonii var. sonnei

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 16, 2017 10:17 AM PDT

Description

Washoe fleabane, Erigeron eatonii var. sonnei, Nevada, White Mountains, Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf Canyon, Pinchot Creek - Columbus Salt Marsh drainage, elevation 2621 m (8600 ft).

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What

American Parsley Fern Cryptogramma acrostichoides

Observer

jdmore

Date

July 29, 1989 01:00 PM PDT

Description

First record for the White Mountains flora.

Collection number Morefield 5318.

From Kodachrome-64 color transparency film exposed with an Olympus OM-4T and Tamron 28-70mm zoom-macro lens. Scanned at 4000 dpi with a Nikon Coolscan 5000, and restored using Corel Paintshop Pro X4.

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What

Smooth Goosefoot Chenopodium subglabrum

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 6, 2011 07:17 PM PDT

Description

smooth goosefoot, Chenopodium subglabrum, California, White Mountains, Birch Creek, Deep Springs Valley drainage, elevation 1641 m (5385 ft).

Appears to be a new record for California.

Collection number Morefield 5826.

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Straggling Gilyflower Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 23, 2019 11:26 AM PDT

Description

Documentation of a new species for the White Mountains flora, first discovered by @matsonburger in 2017.

Collection number Morefield 5903, Matson, & Purdy.

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What

Yellow Tack-Stem Calycoseris parryi

Observer

jdmore

Date

April 13, 2019 10:20 AM PDT

Description

Host plant for these Noctuid moths: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27907693

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What

Red Lined Moth Heliolonche pictipennis

Observer

jdmore

Date

April 13, 2019 10:16 AM PDT

Description

These lovely little moths had clearly spent the night inside this Calycoseris parryi head, which was just opening for the morning. There was a third individual that flew off as my camera approached.

Host plant observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27907694

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What

Threadplants Genus Nemacladus

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 17, 2017 05:45 PM PDT

Description

Badger Flat threadplant, Nemacladus (undescribed species), California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, White Mountain Road, Owens Valley drainage, elevation 2240 m (7350 ft).

This species is in the process of being described as new to science by @nrmorin. Note the reddish stripes in the centers of the flower lobes, which are distinctive for this species.

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Threadplants Genus Nemacladus

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 9, 2019 04:43 PM PDT

Description

Badger Flat threadplant. This species is in the process of being described as new to science by @nrmorin.

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