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Spearleaf Arnica Arnica longifolia

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:27 PM PDT

Description

Not certain about the species, but acute phyllaries and similar leaf size except in uppermost pair seems to lead to A. longifolia (http://keybase.rbg.vic.gov.au/keys/show/3371?filter_id=55b177d35eb66). Last photo is one anomalous stem with 3 leaves per node rather than 2. In meta-sedimentary talus and outcrops on low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9920 ft.

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Desert Figwort Scrophularia desertorum

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:24 PM PDT

Description

Species ID uncertain without fresh corollas, and both S. californica and S. desertorum are reported in this area. In meta-sedimentary talus and outcrops on low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9920 ft.

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What

Creeping Sibbaldia Sibbaldia procumbens

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:02 PM PDT

Description

Near west shore of pond between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake; at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9880 ft.

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What

Mountain Hemlock Tsuga mertensiana

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:06 PM PDT

Description

On north side of low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9890 ft.

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What

Watson's Spikemoss Selaginella watsonii

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:14 PM PDT

Description

In meta-sedimentary rock outcrops on low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9920 ft.

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What

Western Snakeroot Ageratina occidentalis

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 05:18 PM PDT

Description

In meta-sedimentary talus and outcrops on low ridge between Blue Lake and Big Virginia Lake, at Virginia Lakes, Mono County, California; elev. 9920 ft.

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What

Mountain Mugwort Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. incompta

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 04:50 PM PDT

Description

Along trail on northeast side of Blue Lake, lodgepole pine forest; Virginia Lakes, Hoover Wilderness, Mono County, California; elev. 9870 ft.

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 04:36 PM PDT

Description

Visiting flowers of Ericameria sp. near Blue Lake at Virginia Lakes, Hoover Wilderness, Mono County, California.

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Milk Kelloggia Kelloggia galioides

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 04:07 PM PDT

Description

Along trail lodgepole pine forest on northeast side of Blue Lake; Virginia Lakes, Hoover Wilderness, Mono County, California; elev. 9860 ft.

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What

California Mugwort Artemisia douglasiana

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 6, 2018 04:32 PM PDT

Description

Along trail on northeast side of Blue Lake, edge of Artenisia-Symphoricarpos scrub and lodgepole pine forest; Virginia Lakes, Hoover Wilderness, Mono County, California; elev. 9890 ft.

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What

Nevada Ephedra Ephedra nevadensis

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 9, 2018 09:44 AM PDT

Description

In sagebrush scrub on west-facing hillside, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada; elev. 6740 ft.

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What

Saltlover Halogeton glomeratus

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Abundant on disturbed roadsides, many locations along SR 361; this was at Petrified Summit, Mineral County, Nevada, elev. 6135 ft.

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Fragrant Snowberry Symphoricarpos longiflorus

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 01:33 PM PDT

Description

Locally common in openings between trees, pinyon-juniper woodland, along and above trail from campground to fossil shelter, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada; elev. 7000 ft, ±.

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What

Giant Blazingstar Mentzelia laevicaulis

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 9, 2018 08:45 AM PDT

Description

Disturbed roadside in West Union Canyon, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada; elev. 6720 ft.

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What

Chokecherry Prunus virginiana

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 04:19 PM PDT

Description

No flowers or fruits remaining, but what appear to the rachides of long racemes; leaves finely serrate, mostly ± obtuse at both ends. Along banks of intermittent stream in West Union Canyon at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada, elev. 7020 ft.

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What

Utah Juniper Juniperus osteosperma

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 03:53 PM PDT

Description

Pinyon-juniper woodland at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada, elev. 7090 ft.

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What

Singleleaf Pinyon Pinus monophylla

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Pinyon-juniper woodland at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada, elev. 6980 ft.

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What

Basin Big Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 04:14 PM PDT

Description

in deep alluvial soil between creek and canyon slopes, West Union Canyon, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada; elev. 7060 ft.

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Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 04:12 PM PDT

Description

A pretty big fly, fairly common (in early September), in pinyon-juniper woodland and sagebrush scrub at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada.

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What

Stansbury's Cliffrose Purshia stansburyana

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 01:32 PM PDT

Description

In pinyon-juniper woodland, near campground at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada; elev. ~6950 ft.

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What

Green Ephedra Ephedra viridis

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 02:09 PM PDT

Description

In pinyon-juniper woodland, near campground at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada; elev. ~6950 ft.

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What

Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 8, 2018 05:39 PM PDT

Description

Ten individuals, seen in late afternoon between Berlin and the campground, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nye County, Nevada.

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What

Dune Evening Primrose Oenothera deltoides

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 09:52 AM PDT

Description

Leaves, flowers, and fruits all gone for the year, but what remains is recognizable. Perhaps subsp. piperi. In deep, dry sand of stabilized dunes at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3940 ft.

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What

Dune Horsebrush Tetradymia tetrameres

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 09:49 AM PDT

Description

In deep, dry sand of stabilized dunes at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3940 ft.

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What

Indian Ricegrass Achnatherum hymenoides

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 10:19 AM PDT

Description

In dry, sandy soil at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3930 ft.

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What

Nevada Smokebush Psorothamnus polydenius

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 09:32 AM PDT

Description

No leaves or flowers left, but the growth habit, thorny stems, and large glands are recognizeable. In relatively dry, sandy soil at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3930 ft.

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What

Fourwing Saltbush Atriplex canescens

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 10:11 AM PDT

Description

In relatively dry, sandy soil at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3930 ft.

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What

Shadscale Atriplex confertifolia

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 10:16 AM PDT

Description

In relatively dry, sandy soil at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3930 ft.

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 09:55 AM PDT

Description

Perched on greasewood (Sarcobatus) at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada.

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What

Salt Grass Distichlis spicata

Observer

tmessick

Date

September 10, 2018 09:35 AM PDT

Description

Widespread on lower ground at Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Churchill County, Nevada; elev. ~3930 ft.

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