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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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thatscorpionguy

Date

February 24, 2018 01:56 AM PST

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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milliebasden

Date

February 13, 2018 11:21 AM PST

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Overton WMA

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Southeast Nevada Springsnail Pyrgulopsis turbatrix

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coreyjlange

Date

February 15, 2018 11:18 AM PST

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Webber's ivesia Ivesia webberi

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jdmore

Date

April 16, 2014 02:38 PM PDT

Description

Webber ivesia, Ivesia webberi, Pine Nut Mountains, elevation 1805 m (5925 ft). Recently listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Limited to a few rocky clay flats at mid elevations in western Nevada and adjacent northeastern California.

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Ivesia webberi

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Webber's ivesia Ivesia webberi

Observer

jdmore

Date

April 16, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Webber ivesia, Ivesia webberi, Pine Nut Mountains, elevation 1805 m (5920 ft). Recently listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Limited to a few rocky clay flats at mid elevations in western Nevada and adjacent northeastern California.

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Ivesia webberi

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Spring Mountain milkvetch Astragalus remotus

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coreyjlange

Date

February 15, 2018 11:01 AM PST

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Astragalus remotus

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bodie hills cusickiella Cusickiella quadricostata

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jdmore

Date

April 29, 2015 10:49 AM PDT

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Bodie Hills draba, Cusickiella quadricostata, Sweetwater Flat, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, elevation 2010 m (6600 ft).

This rare species is endemic to a small area of west-central Nevada and adjacent east-central California.

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Cusickiella quadricostata

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bodie hills cusickiella Cusickiella quadricostata

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jdmore

Date

April 29, 2015 10:16 AM PDT

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Bodie Hills draba, Cusickiella quadricostata fruits, Sweetwater Flat, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, elevation 2020 m (6625 ft).

This rare species is endemic to a small area of west-central Nevada and adjacent east-central California.

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Cusickiella quadricostata

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bodie hills cusickiella Cusickiella quadricostata

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jdmore

Date

April 29, 2015 09:56 AM PDT

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Bodie Hills draba, Cusickiella quadricostata leaf rosettes (typical aspect when not in flower), Sweetwater Flat, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, elevation 2025 m (6645 ft).

This rare species is endemic to a small area of west-central Nevada and adjacent east-central California. Even when not in flower, the species is easily recognized by these distinctive leaf clusters hugging the soil surface.

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Cusickiella quadricostata

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Alexander's buckwheat Eriogonum alexanderae

Observer

jdmore

Date

April 29, 2015 03:13 PM PDT

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Alexander buckwheat, Eriogonum alexanderae with visitor, Wellington Hills, elevation 1615 m (5305 ft). Substrate is gravelly clay badlands.

This rare species is endemic to a small area of west-central Nevada and adjacent east-central California.

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Eriogonum alexanderae

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dog valley ivesia Ivesia aperta var. canina

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 17, 2015 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Dog Valley ivesia, Ivesia aperta var. canina, Sierra Nevada, Peavine Mountain, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, elevation 1935 m (6350 ft).

This rare species is found only in a small area of northeastern California and adjacent western Nevada. These photos are from the only Nevada occurrence. Also visible is Artemisia arbuscula (low sagebrush).

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Ivesia aperta var. canina

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Lamoille Canyon Milkvetch Astragalus robbinsii var. occidentalis

Observer

jdmore

Date

June 28, 2015 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Lamoille Canyon milkvetch, Astragalus robbinsii var. occidentalis, Thomas Creek Canyon, Ruby Mountains, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, elevation 2505 m (8225 ft). This rare variety is found only in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County, Nevada.

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steamboat buckwheat Eriogonum ovalifolium var. williamsiae

Observer

jdmore

Date

May 25, 2016 11:23 AM PDT

Description

Steamboat buckwheat, Eriogonum ovalifolium var. williamsiae, Nevada, Sierra Nevada, Carson Range, Steamboat Creek - Truckee Meadows drainage, elevation 1405 m (4615 ft).

Steamboat buckwheat is one of Nevada's two federally Endangered plant species. It is found only in south Reno of Washoe County, on siliceous sinter soils and deposits on the mound of Steamboat Hot Springs. Also protected by the State of Nevada, the species has co-existed more or less successfully with geothermal energy developments around the site since the late 1980s. Of longer-term concern is the cessation of sinter deposition on the spring mound when geyser activity stopped just prior to geothermal energy development, apparently due to regional drawdown of the shallow groundwater table.

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Clustered Popcornflower Plagiobothrys glomeratus

Observer

jdmore

Date

May 25, 2016 12:19 PM PDT

Description

altered andesite popcorn flower, Plagiobothrys glomeratus, Nevada, Virginia Range, Geiger Grade, Steamboat Creek - Truckee Meadows drainage, elevation 1630 m (5350 ft).

This humble annual Borage is one of a few rare plant species found on (and in this case limited to) these peculiar "altered andesite" soils in the foothills surrounding the greater Reno-Sparks area of far western Nevada. Deep hydrothermal alteration of these volcanic deposits left behind sulfide minerals, which slowly oxidize to sulfuric acid as they become exposed at the surface. This creates patches of highly acidic (pH 3-4), brownish orange to white soils that are largely barren of vegetation. Those few species that evolve to tolerate these harsh soil conditions enjoy reduced competition from other vegetation, but also become dependent on such conditions and often (like this species) don't survive anywhere else.

The same acidic soil conditions also allow certain conifer species from the higher and wetter Sierra Nevada to the west to survive at these lower-elevation desert sites, so that these habitat patches are also noticeable by their sparse woodlands of Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) and/or ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) rising above the surrounding matrix of sagebrush and pinyon-juniper vegetation.

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Plagiobothrys glomeratus

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steamboat monkeyflower Mimulus ovatus

Observer

jdmore

Date

May 25, 2016 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Steamboat monkeyflower, Diplacus ovatus, Nevada, Virginia Range, Geiger Grade, Steamboat Creek - Truckee Meadows drainage, elevation 1635 m (5360 ft).

Limited to the slopes and valley floors just east of the Sierra Nevada in western Nevada, this species is found on various soil types, including these severe altered andesite soils in the foothills surrounding the greater Reno-Sparks area of far western Nevada. Deep hydrothermal alteration of these volcanic deposits left behind sulfide minerals, which slowly oxidize to sulfuric acid as they become exposed at the surface. This creates patches of highly acidic (pH 3-4), brownish orange to white soils that are largely barren of vegetation. Those few species that are able to tolerate these harsh soil conditions enjoy reduced competition from other vegetation.

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Mimulus ovatus

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altered andesite buckwheat Eriogonum robustum

Observer

jdmore

Date

May 25, 2016 12:08 PM PDT

Description

altered andesite buckwheat, Eriogonum robustum, Nevada, Virginia Range, Geiger Grade, Steamboat Creek - Truckee Meadows drainage, elevation 1630 m (5350 ft).

This distinctive buckwheat is the signature rare species that is endemic to these peculiar "altered andesite" soils in the foothills surrounding the greater Reno-Sparks area of far western Nevada. Deep hydrothermal alteration of these volcanic deposits left behind sulfide minerals, which slowly oxidize to sulfuric acid as they become exposed at the surface. This creates patches of highly acidic (pH 3-4), brownish orange to white soils that are largely barren of vegetation. Those few species that evolve to tolerate these harsh soil conditions enjoy reduced competition from other vegetation, but in this case also become dependent on such conditions and don't survive anywhere else.

The same acidic soil conditions also allow a few species more common in the Sierra Nevada to survive on these isolated lower and drier desert sites. This often includes sparse woodlands of Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) and/or ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) -- visible here in the background -- that rise above the surrounding matrix of sagebrush and pinyon-juniper vegetation.

In fact Eriogonum robustum is closely related to Eriogonum lobbii, a common higher-elevation species of the Sierra Nevada, of which it was once considered a variety. (The two are fully distinct, however, with E. lobbii being a smaller species with prostrate stems and less branched flower heads.) At one time long ago, maybe during a glacial maximum, ancestral populations of Eriogonum lobbii might have occupied both habitats, and then become isolated and diverged genetically on these sites as the post-glacial climate warmed and dried.

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Eriogonum robustum

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steamboat monkeyflower Mimulus ovatus

Observer

jdmore

Date

May 25, 2016 11:03 AM PDT

Description

Steamboat monkeyflower, Diplacus ovatus, Nevada, Sierra Nevada, Carson Range, Steamboat Creek - Truckee Meadows drainage, elevation 1405 m (4615 ft).

This rare species is endemic to various soils in the Geiger Grade and Steamboat Hot Springs area of southern Washoe County, Nevada, southward to Carson City and the Carson Valley of Douglas County. Last year it was in mass bloom in many locations, including the siliceous sinter spring mound of Steamboat Hot Springs. Care must be used to distinguish this species from other members of the Diplacus nanus - Diplacus mephiticus group, especially toward the south end of its range. Here near the type locality the identity is more straightforward.

Steamboat Hot Springs included active geysers and spring mound deposition up until the late 1980s when above-ground activity ceased. Although this was about the time that geothermal energy development started up near the site, prior regional groundwater drawdown in the south Reno area may have reduced the near-surface reservoir for geyser activity. Also visible in the image is the even rarer Steamboat buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium var. williamsiae).

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Mimulus ovatus

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Amargosa Toad Anaxyrus nelsoni

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alice_abela

Date

March 30, 2016 03:26 PM PDT

Description

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada

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white-margined beardtongue Penstemon albomarginatus

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 29, 2018 10:25 AM PST

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white-margined beardtongue Penstemon albomarginatus

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 29, 2018 10:21 AM PST

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 25, 2018 10:02 AM PST

Description

Male

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 25, 2018 09:50 AM PST

Description

Male

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 25, 2018 09:48 AM PST

Description

Male

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 19, 2018 01:44 PM PST

Description

Male

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Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

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lonnyholmes

Date

January 19, 2018 01:21 PM PST

Description

Male

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Ash Meadows Pebblesnail Pyrgulopsis erythropoma

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coreyjlange

Date

January 20, 2018 09:07 AM PST

Description

Abundant along a small stretch of the stream coming from Point of Rocks Spring. Two snail species are endemic to this spring Tyronia elata and Pyrgulopsis erythropoma. Based on Hershler and Sada (1987), this snail is Pyrgulopsis erythropoma.

Hershler, R. and D. W. Sada. 1987. Springsnails (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) of Ash Meadows, Armagosa Basin, California-Nevada. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 100: 776-843.

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Pyrgulopsis erythropoma

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Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish Cyprinodon nevadensis ssp. mionectes

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coreyjlange

Date

January 20, 2018 08:58 AM PST

Description

At Point of Rocks Spring

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Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish Cyprinodon nevadensis ssp. mionectes

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coreyjlange

Date

January 20, 2018 08:28 AM PST

Description

At Point of Rocks Spring

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Ash Meadows Speckled Dace Rhinichthys osculus ssp. nevadensis

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coreyjlange

Date

January 20, 2018 08:28 AM PST

Description

At Point of Rocks Spring