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    Botany Thread

    I looked. Searched by title and all of those advanced search features. So if I'm somehow good at seeking out scientific literature and really bad at finding threads on MTBR, sorry for a repeat.

    Pictures of plants, people. Keep 'em coming, because I love this stuff. Obviously I'll start with flowers, but these are a little less showy. I like them, though, because they're weird. First one is actually in the same family as blueberries and cranberries. Second one is a dogbane and has a bunch of its flower parts fused together.

    Hypopitys monotropa

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    Apocynum cannabium

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    Here's one I took of our first green bell pepper to sprout this last Spring.

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    One of our flowers... I think a Petunia.

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    Fun. I'll admit, I know very little about garden plants other than how to grow and eat them. Peppers are neat. I chewed on the leaf of a type of pepper plant when I was in Panama that had an anesthetic. My mouth was tingly and numb. I forget what it was called...

    Petunias, Solanaceae family. Same family as jimson weed and tobacco. I bet petunias aren't poisonous though.
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    No idea what it is, but it was growing trail-side in the middle of last Summer (Mission Trails, East county San Diego):

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Hmm. I've been trying to see what I can find. I don't see anything like it in searching for native flora of San Diego, which leads me to believe it's either not that common or introduced.

    I don't know what family it could be, because I can't tell enough about the flower parts from that picture. It appears to have some petals fused into a hood above the remaining petals, which almost points me to legumes (bean family), but I suspect that's way off and it might even be a family of plants we don't have here in Illinois.

    Now this is bothering me.
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    Random pics, ask for details if you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Random pics, ask for details if you'd like.
    The second one is interesting, what is it?

    The third one, is it some type of evening primrose? Reminds me of Oenothera biennis.

    edit: is obviously not Oenothera biennis​, since that is an eastern species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    The second one is interesting, what is it?

    The third one, is it some type of evening primrose? Reminds me of Oenothera biennis.

    edit: is obviously not Oenothera biennis​, since that is an eastern species.
    I am not a plant guy so I have no clue. I just like to admire their beauty. 2nd and 3rd pics are from Titus Canyon, Death Valley in the 3000'-4000' elevation range. Taken last Spring.

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    Tiger Lilys from my backyard (last Summer of course)




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    Hawg, I was mostly right, even though I didn't think I was. It appears to be some variety of Chylismia brevipes. The listed common name is "yellow cups". How original.

    It's in the same family as my Oenothera biennis, which you can spot by looking at the fact that the stamens (boy parts) are fused to the petals and there are four petals. I was looking for the pistil (girl part) to have a split stigma (opening), which they usually have but I didn't notice in your picture, it looks like they just haven't fully developed is why you can't see that. This is characteristic of Onagraceae, the evening primrose family.

    CalPhotos: Chylismia brevipes; Yellow Cups

    I have to say, the fact that the NPS publishes checklists of flora is quite helpful if you can get it to the right family.
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    Milkweed in winter at night

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    ^ Nice follicles.
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    Any idea what this is?

    Sorry for the bad picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Any idea what this is?

    Sorry for the bad picture.

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    A shrubery!!!

    Honestly I have no clue. Sasquatch? Jimmy Hoffa? The fly trap from Little Shop of Horrors?
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    It is indeed, a shrubbery!



    I couldn't resist!
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    I am now considering going to Shubber School. An MS degree in art of shrubbery will take me far.

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    And then there's this...


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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    This appears to be what's called Indian Warrior. Pedicularis densiflora. The family is Orobanchaceae, one I don't have any experience with, and also called the broomrape family.

    Wikipedia tells me that this plant is hemiparasitic. It can make its own food, but can also tap into the roots of other plants. This is unlike the Hypopitys I posted, which is totally parasitic.

    Hawg, I think your purdy reddish-pink ones are called Indian Paintrbrush. Genus Castilleja. Same family as the Indiana Warrior and also hemiparasitic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    And then there's this...
    Poor Checkov... doesn't he get that thing put in his ear?


    Plant knowledge is pretty cool, I'd like to know more. It would be invaluable in certain survival situations.
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    Yes, I agree, mine is indeed Indian Paintbrush. Thanks NDD!

    BTW, what does "NDD" stand for? Is it slang abbreviated like OMG, LOL, BTW, FWIW, IMO, STFU,...?

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    National Distribution of Daiseys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Poor Checkov... doesn't he get that thing put in his ear?


    Plant knowledge is pretty cool, I'd like to know more. It would be invaluable in certain survival situations.
    In case you ever need to paint something outside and you've run out of paintbrushes, just go look for the red flower plant, "Indian Paintbrush" that I posted a picture of. And no, you don't have to be Indian to use this plant as a paintbrush. But it helps. In case you encounter an Indian.

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    I've got some I need identifying NDD. I'm looking for them hold on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    National Distribution of Daiseys.
    I was thinking "North Dakota Dan" but his profile states a different state.

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    Indeed

    N (pronounced "in") and DD (pronounced "deed", as in double d's).

    That's how I reed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Indeed

    N (pronounced "in") and DD (pronounced "deed", as in double d's).

    That's how I reed it.
    Clever, very clever.

    I especially liked the way you used the term "Double Ds" in your definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Plant knowledge is pretty cool, I'd like to know more. It would be invaluable in certain survival situations.
    Plants are fun! It's also good to know which ones have edible fruits. I'll keep an eye out for edibles and their deceptively poisonous edible-looking counterparts to take pictures of.

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    Yes, I agree, mine is indeed Indian Paintbrush. Thanks NDD!

    BTW, what does "NDD" stand for? Is it slang abbreviated like OMG, LOL, BTW, FWIW, IMO, STFU,...?
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    National Distribution of Daiseys.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I was thinking "North Dakota Dan" but his profile states a different state.
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    Indeed

    N (pronounced "in") and DD (pronounced "deed", as in double d's).

    That's how I reed it.
    These are all interesting theories, and I almost don't even want to tell you all because it'll be totally buzzkill. So how do I do this? Let you have your own ideas about it, or spoil it with the lameness that is reality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Plants are fun! It's also good to know which ones have edible fruits. I'll keep an eye out for edibles and their deceptively poisonous edible-looking counterparts to take pictures of.









    These are all interesting theories, and I almost don't even want to tell you all because it'll be totally buzzkill. So how do I do this? Let you have your own ideas about it, or spoil it with the lameness that is reality?
    Allow us to be creative for a while longer. Then, once all the laughs are out of us, you can spill the beans.

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    Botany Thread-12139924_662880753847970_717019362581839351_o.jpg

    Since I mentioned this one a couple of times, this is one of the evening primrose species over here. Oenothera biennis

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    The fruits on these are fun! Carex lupulina by my best estimation. Often called a hop sedge. Sedges can be very difficult to key and next to impossible without fruit. Most people would mistake a sedge for a grass without fruit on it.

    I know a guy who may have done dirty stuff to himself while thinking about this sedge. The first time he described it to me (actually the first time I met him) he described it as "one male on top of three or so just huge, engorged bodacious females". The male is the skinny thing up top, the big pointy things are female.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
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    Alright, NDD is simply my initials. I'll let you all decide what you think my name is then.
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    Well DJ seems to have figured out my middle name. Cuh-reeepy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Ned David Dilbert
    I kind of wish that was my name. I'll just let you guys decide what my name is, and then I'll change my MTBR name to that with (NDD) at the end. Be democratic about it.

    I'm going hiking today, and I don't expect to see anything since it's February, but who knows? Might see some things with buds or leaves, since it's been in the 50's or 60's for some reason. I would be anticipating the 20's or 30's normally around this time of year.
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    Well some spring ephemeral plants are starting already. Saw quite a bit of Dutchman's Britches out, Dicentra cupullaria. Only about two months early?

    Ferns too,Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas fern.

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    Cooler.
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    This video is pretty hilarious. The narration is terribly bad/good, and that poor wasp at the beginning was just trying to get some.

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    With this crazy hot weather we will be having for the next week, I halfway expect to see some wildflowers beginning to pop. Possible pics to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    With this crazy hot weather we will be having for the next week, I halfway expect to see some wildflowers beginning to pop. Possible pics to come...
    Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Awesome.
    It's only "awesome" if he produces. He's been known to blow smoke in the past.
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    LOL. Produce your flower, Hawg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It's only "awesome" if he produces. He's been known to blow smoke in the past.
    Jesus H Christ, is this pick on Hawg day?!

    You must be jealous of my 80 degree weather...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Jesus H Christ, is this pick on Hawg day?!

    You must be jealous of my 80 degree weather...
    Did you just use the Lords name in vain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Jesus H Christ, is this pick on Hawg day?!

    You must be jealous of my 80 degree weather...
    And you may also more he said he was going to post flower pictures, too. He hasn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    And you may also more he said he was going to post flower pictures, too. He hasn't.
    LOL, such pressure. It's my day to do nothing and that's exactly what I have been doing all day. I've got a week (worth of hot weather) to find, shoot, and post some newly popped wildflowers. I will produce, fear not. Just not today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    LOL, such pressure. It's my day to do nothing and that's exactly what I have been doing all day. I've got a week (worth of hot weather) to find, shoot, and post some newly popped wildflowers. I will produce, fear not. Just not today.
    I was referencing DJ's post from earlier in the thread. Basically saying he ain't got room to talk. Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I was referencing DJ's post from earlier in the thread. Basically saying he ain't got room to talk. Haha.
    Gotcha. But, I will produce, nonetheless. As long as Ma Nature cooperates.

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    I need help identifying this plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I was referencing DJ's post from earlier in the thread. Basically saying he ain't got room to talk. Haha.
    I have no excuse, well other than I can't find them. Give me some more time please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I need help identifying this plant.

    Glowing bush, predominantly indigenous to Southern California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I need help identifying this plant.

    I don't even see a plant in that picture. I only see some lady and what appears to be an equestrian of some kind.
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    As promised, wildflowers. I found a few of these just starting to pop along the coast line yesterday.
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    Nice, Hawg.

    I took a picture of a cool sapling I found on a hike this weekend but it was blurry. It's called devil's walking stick though.
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    Here's another from a forest hike today. This is an introduced vine but it sure does do well here on it's own out in the wilds. Also found some nice ferns starting to pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Here's another from a forest hike today. This is an introduced vine but it sure does do well here on it's own out in the wilds. Also found some nice ferns starting to pop.
    Ah, old periwinkle grows just about everywhere you don't want it to. At least it's pretty. As for the fern, I don't know what ferns you guys have out there. I'm guessing something in the genus Polypodium.

    I'll try to figure out something about that sunflower in a while. There are at least a dozen genera in that family with very similar looking flowers and most like that I've looked into are more California and Mexico native. It is good, I need these to get my botany bone on while winter is more or less happening here.
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    Hawg, I couldn't figure it out. It looks like a regular old California sunflower (Helianthus californicus) from the picture, but there aren't enough distinguishing features to tell it from the hundreds of similarly shaped flowers.

    So we'll say California sunflower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Hawg, I couldn't figure it out. It looks like a regular old California sunflower (Helianthus californicus) from the picture, but there aren't enough distinguishing features to tell it from the hundreds of similarly shaped flowers.

    So we'll say California sunflower.
    They are only about the size of a daisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    They are only about the size of a daisy.
    Well, narrowing down by flowering time and size/daisy-like, then I'm getting something closer to Lasthenia or Goldfields. Not conclusive, but it sure is a better guess.

    CalPhotos: Lasthenia californica; Goldfields
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    There seems to be some degree of variation there, probably some subspecies. I have to get to work now!
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    Oh, yeah baby....Hawg delivers....

    The wild flowers are just starting to pop here now. This usually doesn't happen until April/May, so thank you, El Nino?

    Also, somebody threw a bunch of seeds on the hillside up there and it's outrageous in color right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    The wild flowers are just starting to pop here now. This usually doesn't happen until April/May, so thank you, El Nino?

    Also, somebody threw a bunch of seeds on the hillside up there and it's outrageous in color right now.
    So you stopped at your local garden center and took some photos?
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    So you stopped at your local garden center and took some photos?
    I LOL'd at the bottom pic that I posted. It totally looks photoshopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I LOL'd at the bottom pic that I posted. It totally looks photoshopped.
    It kinda does. I think it's the lighting. But all in all a good haul, Hawg. What a gorgeous lupine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    It kinda does. I think it's the lighting. But all in all a good haul, Hawg. What a gorgeous lupine!
    The Lupines get THICK on that mountain when the bloom goes full. It turns some sections of the hillside into purple painted glory. I'll get pics when that happens.

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    ^Interesting perspective on the top pic. It looks like it's huge and casting a shadow further up the sidewalk.
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    ^Interesting perspective on the top pic. It looks like it's huge and casting a shadow further up the sidewalk.
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    Good pics, Hawg. I'm still living vicariously through your botany pics for the next few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Good pics, Hawg. I'm still living vicariously through your botany pics for the next few weeks.
    But, but, we need some IDs for these plants/flowers. I love plants but I am mostly clueless as to what the names are.

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    But, but, we need some IDs for these plants/flowers. I love plants but I am mostly clueless as to what the names are.
    It's quite obvious you like plants.

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    It's quite obvious you like plants.

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    Sorry, I do not see the connection?

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    Sorry, I do not see the connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    But, but, we need some IDs for these plants/flowers. I love plants but I am mostly clueless as to what the names are.
    Oh man, I have just been way too busy for a while. I just went to read a couple of things at 7:00-7:30, and got to thinking about my thesis and looking at some dang computer code. That's been life lately.

    That's why you need to keep sending pictures and one day I might get to them.
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    Hawg, I knew I was going to have to go straight for the ornamentals for your flowering tree there. It looks like something from the group called "orchid trees", not because they're related to orchids, but rather because they're pretty. Bauhinia variegata, most likely

    See this site below for details, from the leaf venation I'd guess that's what the underside of your leaf looks like there. The stamens that are pointing upward are also similar.

    The grass... I'm not going to funk with it. Grasses are so different and sometimes you can't even get to the species without a handful of seeds and a dissecting scope.

    West African Plants - A Photo Guide - Bauhinia variegata L.
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    We are still very much on the cusp of spring here. Mostly just the remnants of last years grasses still up.

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    The thistles are starting to poke their basal rosettes out, though. Probably Circium arvense, Canada thistle. Not a very desirable thistle, even for those of us who like a good thistle or two

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    I'm ready for spring, though. I replaced the batteries and SD card for my camera and will from here on out try to post non-phone camera photos.
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    ^Very good. Our our trout lillies are still just a single leaf poking out of the ground. Narrow enough at this point most people would think it's a blade of grass. We tend to have both but Erythronium albidum is much more common around these parts.

    The spring ephemerals are such a delight in their short time here.
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    I've noticed healthy buds on the trees around here in the last few days.

    I view it as a good sign, even though there might be another cold snap or two.
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    NDD, I found ONE Thistle today. It was about 3' tall. and unreachable. I wanted to find some plants that I could get to because that is a plant that one of our local butterfly caterpillars eat.

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    I trip out on the orange, stringy parasitic stuff. It's moist to the touch. I actually traced the roots of one once (took a while) and it was buried into the stalk of the host plant. Weird, weird stuff.
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    ^The parasitic one is dodder. It's a funky thing. Genus Cuscuta, I don't know how to differentiate between species, we only have one as far as I know.

    The tree reminds me of about three or four different types of tree we have on out east. I have no suggestions, especially since looking at calflora.com gave me no hints. A lot I can't see from a picture. Cool tree, though.

    The only other thistle I saw was probably a bull thistle. Canada thistle and bull thistle are two rather weedy non-natives I'd rather not have, but I don't think they're going away any time soon. As long as they can be used by insects and play nice with the ecosystem I guess I'll just accept their naturalization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    ^The parasitic one is dodder. It's a funky thing. Genus Cuscuta, I don't know how to differentiate between species, we only have one as far as I know.

    The tree reminds me of about three or four different types of tree we have on out east. I have no suggestions, especially since looking at calflora.com gave me no hints. A lot I can't see from a picture. Cool tree, though.

    The only other thistle I saw was probably a bull thistle. Canada thistle and bull thistle are two rather weedy non-natives I'd rather not have, but I don't think they're going away any time soon. As long as they can be used by insects and play nice with the ecosystem I guess I'll just accept their naturalization.
    As soon as I find more of our Thistle plants, I will stop and take a pic of the blooms. The one I saw yesterday was just about to pop.

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    Aha! Spring beauty Claytonia virginica about to pop.

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    And what I believe to be a very young sweet cicely Osmorhiza claytonii. The leaves look more like that than anything else.

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    Death Valley wildflowers!
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    Wow! Even the desert thinks it's spring. Nice pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Death Valley wildflowers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Did you solve the mystery of the sailing rocks?
    I did not personally but the mystery has indeed been solved. Have you heard? It's an interesting sequence of events.

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    Bleeding Heart, Dicentra formosa. Comes up early spring then dies mid summer and you can mow over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Bleeding Heart, Dicentra formosa. Comes up early spring then dies mid summer and you can mow over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Death Valley wildflowers!
    Hawg it looks like you have:

    [1,3] Geraea canescens, hairy desertsunflower. One of the many many members of Asteraceae in Death Valley.

    CalPhotos: Geraea canescens; Hairy Desertsunflower

    [4] Chylismia claviformis, A.K.A. browneyes. Wouldn't be able to get it to subspecies, though

    Calflora: Chylismia claviformis ssp. aurantiaca

    As for the last one, I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    As for the last one, I'm not sure.
    Phacelia crenulata? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phacelia_crenulata
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    that was my guess but I couldn't see the right flower features. Probably is. Woo consensus
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    Botany is kinda fun! I could get into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
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    Enit!
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    NDD considering how many plant species there are and my interest in botany this thread will live a long life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    NDD considering how many plant species there are and my interest in botany this thread will live a long life
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    Great! We're going to have an exciting few weeks here soon.

    And Korn, how did you know to look in Onagraceae? I had my hunches but couldn't see if the stamens were fused to the petals or not. Lucky guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Great! We're going to have an exciting few weeks here soon.

    And Korn, how did you know to look in Onagraceae? I had my hunches but couldn't see if the stamens were fused to the petals or not. Lucky guess?
    I just Google Imaged Death Vally plants and found the best match
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    I just Google Imaged Death Vally plants and found the best match
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
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    It's starting to look that way now, ain't it.

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    I just Google Imaged Death Vally plants and found the best match
    I like an honest man using Google. You can never tell these days how much knowledge someone really has a subject.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I would, but I think it might be illegal to sell gums on the internetz.
    Believe it or not, but it is now illegal for you to transport seeds for sale more than a couple miles in California.
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    Believe it or not, but it is now illegal for you to transport seeds for sale more than a couple miles in California.
    What if you don't tell anyone and you do it anyway?

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    I won't tell. It's a law Monsanto brought in. Don't know much about it, just heard about it second hand.
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    My seed has been transported over state boundaries numerous times. Never have I had a legal conflict. Well there was at one time...
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    My seed has been transported over state boundaries numerous times. Never have I had a legal conflict. Well there was at one time...
    You must have like 20 undocumented children, huh?

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    Random flower from a random plant on a random property in a random city in a random state of a random country on a random continent of a random planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    I won't tell. It's a law Monsanto brought in. Don't know much about it, just heard about it second hand.
    I hear a lot of people complain about GMOs, but let me tell you that's nothing to worry about. What is something to worry about is how much this company has a hand in our legal system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Random flower from a random plant on a random property in a random city in a random state of a random country on a random continent of a random planet.
    Ugh, ornamental plants. I think this is something in the genus Freesia. Don't quote me on that but it is a monocot, which you can tell by the narrow leaves with the veins running parallel. Other than that the one-sided spike seems to be a good character.

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    The leaf like this is typical of a monocot. Think like corn. No not Korn, corn. Like in a cornfiled, but not Korn... cornfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    The leaf like this is typical of a monocot.
    Once I asked on a forum about my boojum trees, whether they would get the mycorrhizae associations in their pot and that they had germinated but only their cotyledons so far. The reply I got was, what are mycorrhyzae and cotyledons? Doh! Amateurs...
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    This thread is an example of why I don't put in big miles when I ride my bike.
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    So much to see!
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    Here is an interesting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Random flower from a random plant on a random property in a random city in a random state of a random country on a random continent of a random planet

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    With a sprinkler in the photo.
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    Here is an interesting one.

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    Such cool pics. I really Like the foggy one. Is that a Volkswagen Westfalia in that sideways pic? You can live in a van like that.
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    Here is an interesting one.

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    Today's common weed of the day is Lamium purpureum, otherwise called purple dead nettle (note: it does not sting you like nettle. Fun fact: the things that sting you on nettle plants are little hairs that inject histamines into you. The plant may also have medicinal aspects but I don't know anything about that). Lamium purpureum is distinguishable from Lamium amplexicaule, henbit, in that the upper leaves do not wrap around the stem and it does not have cleistogamous flowers which only self fertilize.

    The flowers are incredibly small, but interesting. Flowers in the Lamiaceae family tend to not be radially symmetric and have a bunch of petals fused together, the top three into an upper lip, the bottom two into a lower lip.

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    Here is an interesting one.

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    Mark, where are these pics form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Mark, where are these pics form?
    That is at the abandoned el Desangano mine on the way to Bay of LA in Baja California N. 2907'03.30" N 11401'52.01" W

    The candle plant is a boojum (Fouquieria columnaris) which inspired much of Dr. Seuss' work. Here is a more classic shot, which I didn't take.



    That is a Sportsmobile which is a Ford van converted to 4X4 with a lift kit and a kitchen added. They are common in the southwest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    That is at the abandoned el Desangano mine on the way to Bay of LA in Baja California N. 2907'03.30" N 11401'52.01" W

    The candle plant is a boojum (Fouquieria columnaris) which inspired much of Dr. Seuss' work. Here is a more classic shot, which I didn't take.



    That is a Sportsmobile which is a Ford van converted to 4X4 with a lift kit and a kitchen added. They are common in the southwest.
    My brother in SD is an avid surfer and heads down to BaJa every year. He has a full length Ford van with a V-10 that he fully converted to a surf mobile. Inside racks that carry several surf boards and wind surf boards. His dream is to convert it into a Sportsmobile 4 WD conversion. And yes they are very popualr desert camp mobiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    That is at the abandoned el Desangano mine on the way to Bay of LA in Baja California N. 2907'03.30" N 11401'52.01" W

    The candle plant is a boojum (Fouquieria columnaris) which inspired much of Dr. Seuss' work. Here is a more classic shot, which I didn't take.



    That is a Sportsmobile which is a Ford van converted to 4X4 with a lift kit and a kitchen added. They are common in the southwest.
    What was on the agenda for being down there?

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    I brought my metal detector hoping to find some leftover gold but all I found was junk. We stopped in Punta Final 2944'47.38" N 11417'25.79" W and had a great time snorkelling (me) and spear fishing (my friend Mark)

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    Then we went down to Laguna Manuela 2814'48.49" N 11405'29.84" W to find shark teeth.

    He's trying to put together another trip to P Final for a week in June but I'm going to be pretty busy at work, not sure if I'll be able to get it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    I brought my metal detector hoping to find some leftover gold but all I found was junk. We stopped in Punta Final 2944'47.38" N 11417'25.79" W and had a great time snorkelling (me) and spear fishing (my friend Mark)

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    Then we went down to Laguna Manuela 2814'48.49" N 11405'29.84" W to find shark teeth.

    He's trying to put together another trip to P Final for a week in June but I'm going to be pretty busy at work, not sure if I'll be able to get it off.
    So it was just a hardcore road trip? Where did you guys depart from?

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    Here's some shots of a bloomed tree and some pink grass from today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post


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    Now that is one Hell of a plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Now that is one Hell of a plant.
    Agreed!
    Mark how tall was that bad boy. I've seen them in the desert and never really gave them much of a look. But the plants around the one in the photo really give it size perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    With a sprinkler in the photo.
    Another zoo shot?
    Client's house.

    I have taken to pulling over anywhere, anytime when I see a plant worth shooting. I'm addicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    So it was just a hardcore road trip? Where did you guys depart from?
    Mostly pavement, but some nice dirt roads too. Long Beach.

    That photo of a boojum isn't mine but I've seen them full size, up to 70 feet they say. I probably have some photos of big ones kicking around my hard drive. Baja is a great place to botanize after a rain.

    Here is one that might throw you Arizonans off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Client's house.

    I have taken to pulling over anywhere, anytime when I see a plant worth shooting. I'm addicted.
    LA is a good place for that. I had all the palms figured out when I lived there.
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    More neighborhood garden flower pics!
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    A few pictures from last Saturday's hike. First, a fern. Botrychium dissectum obliquum, or bronze fern. It's not quite bronze yet. This is a variety of cutleaf grape fern that lacks the lacy edges and eventually turns a nice bronze color.

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    This is a honey locust tree, Gleditsia triacanthos. The thorns are sort of an evolutionary holdover from when we used to have mammoths and meglonichid ground sloths around these parts. Now, 10 - 12 inch thorns seems a little overkill.

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    This is an example of a sycamore fruit. Oddly enough, it is an achene, similar to what sunflowers have.

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    This last one is english ivy, Hedera helix, an introduced species I've never seen in the woods before on campus. It's sort of taken over probably half a hectare of trees right around the edge of the woods.

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    It's getting wetter and warmer so I will probably have more exciting pics soon.
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    NDD, I've sen the Sycamore fruit out here. We would crush them as kids and the dust & fibers would go everywhere.

    I've been taking lots of random pics. There is so much to see here now.

    Look how tiny the flower is in the third picture. I put the end of my pointer finger near it for comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    This last one is english ivy, Hedera helix, an introduced species I've never seen in the woods before on campus. It's sort of taken over probably half a hectare of trees right around the edge of the woods.

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    English ivy is an evil invasive here in the PNW. Totally destroys ecosystems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    English ivy is an evil invasive here in the PNW. Totally destroys ecosystems.
    Yep, same here but it needs water and we ain't got none down here so it's fading out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I've been taking lots of random pics. There is so much to see here now.
    I think I'm going to have to look at these ones in a series of responses. The 4th one looks like another type of Indian paintbrush, but not the same as before. Castilleja is the only genus that I know of (out there) that would have the bright orange flower coloration on the top leaves like that. The leaves also look similar to the last one you took a pic of. I'm guessing you didn't take that pic in Inyo county, though, because the most similar ones occur outside of that county.

    6th one is in the cucumber family. I could tell by the leaves when I looked at it - both the venation and the way petiole came off of the stem. Many non-commercial cucumber family species have spiky fruits, too. Marah is the genus. They call these things "manroot". Kinda weird, but I think it's either Marah horrida or Marah macrocarpa.
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    Took a trip into Missouri with some other grad students. Trying to enjoy life and be friendly for a change. These are the plants I found:

    Putty root orchid (Aplectrum hymale). No flowers, just leaf.

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    Small Bluet (Houstonia pusilla), these flowers are just so small and cute.

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    If there is anyone especially knowledgeable about non-vascular plants and lichens, I have more moss and lichen pics.

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    These are what is left on the witch hazel flowers. Hammemelis virgninana

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    Another spring ephemeral. Cutleaf toothwort (Dentaria laciniata)

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    A fern for the day. Ebony spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron)

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    And finally, revisiting spring beauty. This time in full bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    English ivy is an evil invasive here in the PNW. Totally destroys ecosystems.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yep, same here but it needs water and we ain't got none down here so it's fading out.
    I was really dismayed to hear this, guys. I emailed the pics to two professors as well, who have both confirmed that it is English Ivy and it is new to the nature preserve on campus.
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    We took a stroll through our local Sunday farmers market this past weekend. One vendor has an impressive display of exotic succulents. I really dig those plants. They look fake and real at the same time, if that makes any sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    English ivy is an evil invasive here in the PNW. Totally destroys ecosystems.
    Not as bad as Kudzu I bet! I was amazed by that vine when I was in Asheville North Carolina...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Not as bad as Kudzu I bet! I was amazed by that vine when I was in Asheville North Carolina...
    Yeah well I bet kudzu isn't as bad as oriental bittersweet. I've heard theories that vines are somehow able to capitalize on increased CO2 levels better than other forms of plants. Dunno if I'd believe it yet but vines are nasty to try to remove.

    Consider oriental bittersweet, people try to manage grasslands with fire but it responds well to fire. So you sacrifice prairie structure and let shrubs or trees grow in but bittersweet will just grow up the trees. By climbing it eliminates the hassle of a canopy shading it out. So then what's to be done? Pull it? It'll probably snap at the rhizome and grow back. That's why invasive vines are so tough.
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    I just read around about kudzu, it's actually far more benign that it's legend reports it to be. It has a fairly interesting history,


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    I've read that article before. It mostly grows around the edge. That said, with forest fragmentation comes a greater proportion of edge habitat. Other vines I've seen totally infiltrating in tact habitat. Seen bittersweet growing in the middle of a tallgrass prairie and both bittersweet and winter creeper shading out the canopy of otherwise rich forest interior.

    Globalization has consequences good and bad. For most people species diversity is a good sacrifice. Homogenization. How dull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Taraxacum oficinale leo
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    It's my tosis

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    I've got a few weeks nice desert wildflower pics to share here soon.

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    I'm slacking on wildflower pics because I'm not slacking on work unfortunately.
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    ^If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.
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    Dutchman's breeches. The flowers look like pants.



    Flowers from spice bush, which smells absolutely lovely if you scratch the bark.



    Sorry for the low quality photos, forgot the real cam and had to use phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dutchman's breeches. The flowers look like pants.

    Looks similar to a bleeding heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Looks similar to a bleeding heart.
    Yeah, so I looked up bleeding hearts and that plant is in the same family as Dutchman's breeches. Papveraceae, the poppy family. They're actually in the same tribe, Fumariodeae, which explains why the flowers are so similar.

    They actually used to be in the same genus but bleeding heart has been moved. It's naive to north eastern Asia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    It's naive to north eastern Asia.
    Must be from high altitude there? They seem pretty happy on the north side of our house, we're on the border of zone 3 zone 4 at 6,200'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Must be from high altitude there? They seem pretty happy on the north side of our house, we're on the border of zone 3 zone 4 at 6,200'.
    I don't know. In Japan, I would almost be sure of it, but in Siberia...? I don't know anything about Siberia.

    Couple finds just in the yard.

    Viola pubescense, typical violet you'd find in the yard. Come in purple or white.

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    Cardamine hirsuta, hoary bittercress.

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    Glechoma hederaceae, ground ivy. Another weedy mint-family plant. Smells pretty good.

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    Trillium recarvatum recarvatum, dunno the common name. It's a trillium.

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    AZ wildflowers, cactus blooms, and a Red Barrel cactus.
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    Absolutely stunning shots Hawg. I've not had an opportunity to see many cacti other than the prickly pear we have in sand prairies, but those flowers are beautiful.

    It looks like there are an absurd amount of flower parts in each one? Oh yeah cactus orgy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Absolutely stunning shots Hawg. I've not had an opportunity to see many cacti other than the prickly pear we have in sand prairies, but those flowers are beautiful.

    It looks like there are an absurd amount of flower parts in each one? Oh yeah cactus orgy.
    Thanks, same to you and everyone else here who posts pics here. It's amazing to see botany from other places, especially if it's types I have never seen in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    AZ wildflowers, cactus blooms, and a Red Barrel cactus.
    Wow! Looks like your timing to the desert was spot on. Awesome shots! I always loved seeing all that and it's one thing I miss big time about the desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    AZ wildflowers, cactus blooms, and a Red Barrel cactus.
    I tried to get them to family, and then found this link:

    SEINet - Arizona Chapter Research Checklist: North Gila Mountains Plant Inventory

    These I think you have these. I have to say the Phacelia is totally cool, and the Opuntia has the best name ever - beavertail pricklypear. Who comes up with this?

    CalPhotos: Encelia farinosa; Brittlebush

    SEINet - Arizona Chapter - Phacelia crenulata var. ambigua

    It's either this or another species in the same genus. I'd have to see and touch them in person to tell. Apparently it's in Boraginaceae. We get virginia bluebells over here, same family. They have these cool flower types call a helicoid cyme that sort of roll out (like uncoiling). I'll try to take a series of photos this year and catch them in action.

    CalPhotos: Phacelia crenulata var. ambigua; Caterpillarweed

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    didn't find a good picture with the latin name

    dunno (Cactaceae is hard for me)

    SEINet - Arizona Chapter - Opuntia basilaris

    SEINet - Arizona Chapter - Fouquieria splendens

    ^ This genus is way too fun and weird.

    and ?

    That's the best I got for you, Hawg. Though it was a fun search on a Thursday night after grading a miserable set of lab exams. The bastids jus' ain't lisnen, 'naw mean?
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    Thanks NDD.

    ...kids, these days... (double face palm)...

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    Sad thing is quite a few are my elder. All are old enough to know better. Stuck in introductory biology.

    I'd love to do plant systematics labs but the state of Illinois can't pass a budget...so upper level classes don't get teaching assistants.
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    Bradford Pear leaf/flower ratio is at about 50/50.

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    That's purdy Net!

    I saw plenty of wild flowers today. Two odd ones that I meant to stop for but just couldn't. I did take a pic of one though.

    The flowers grew on a long thin stem and the leaves were elongated and flat on the ground around the stem.
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    They're so tiny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    They're so tiny!
    That's what she said.

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    We saw some tulips starting to come out of the ground today. Spring might be coming soon!
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    Those will make nice subjects!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Those will make nice subjects!
    True. But you have to act quick. Deer eat them like a child eats cotton candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    ...you have to act quick...
    I'm sure that will be no problem for "Rickey Carter, Professional Photographer".
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    Lol. I'll see if the Mayo ones are blooming this week. Those will be safe.
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    Safe. Yes. You don't want to get between a deer and his tulip.

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    lol. I'll exercise caution.
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    Thalictrum thalictroides Rue anemone. This is a cute little flower in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae

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    Amalanchier arborea Common Serviceberry. This is a shruby species in the rose family, Rosaceae.

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    Phlox bifida the only phlox I know with lobate petals.

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    Nothoscordum bivalve False garlic, looks similar, doesn't smell like garlic.

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    Antennaria parlinii *****toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Thalictrum thalictroides Rue anemone. This is a cute little flower in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae

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    Phlox bifida the only phlox I know with lobate petals.

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    It's amazing how small and delicate some flowers are. I feel the urge to get back up onto the mountain I see out my window as I type this. More wildflowers are blooming for our visual enjoyment. They are calling out to us...

    I saw more sprouting Thistles yesterday but they were too small to be worthy of a photo op. I like the tall ones with big spiny purple flowers.

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    You gotta find them all Hawg!
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    I'm gonna take another like this in three or four weeks to compare blooms vs. no more blooms.

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    You are all a bunch of blooming idiots.


    More please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You are all a bunch of blooming idiots.


    More please!
    Don't get your bloomers in a bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Don't get your bloomers in a bunch.
    A young shall blossom and inherit the earth.


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