Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 07:37 AM PDT

Descripción

This is the "typical" (but less well known) form of the species from the Great Basin, with calyces cylindrical and greenish-brown. The better-known "chocolate drops" from the eastern Sierra Nevada, with inflated blackish-purple calyces (example https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9843071), are an unnamed subspecies or species.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 07:49 AM PDT

Descripción

sand corn, Toxicoscordion paniculatum, Nevada, White Mountains, Chiatovich Creek, Fishlake Valley watershed, elevation 1847 m (6060 ft).

Plants like this, nearly unbranched and with relatively large flowers, sometimes get confused with Toxicoscordion venenosum. But the flowers have the typical 3 outer parts unstalked, sessile, and shorter than the 3 stalked inner parts.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 08:00 AM PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 08:06 AM PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 08:16 AM PDT

Descripción

sand corn, Toxicoscordion paniculatum, Nevada, White Mountains, Chiatovich Creek, Fishlake Valley watershed, elevation 1846 m (6055 ft).

Plants like this, nearly unbranched and with relatively large flowers, sometimes get confused with Toxicoscordion venenosum. But the flowers have the typical 3 outer parts unstalked, sessile, and shorter than the 3 stalked inner parts.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 08:28 AM PDT

Descripción

This is the "typical" (but less well known) form of the species from the Great Basin, with calyces cylindrical and greenish-brown. The better-known "chocolate drops" from the eastern Sierra Nevada, with inflated blackish-purple calyces (example https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9843071), are an unnamed subspecies or species.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 08:55 AM PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 09:01 AM PDT

Descripción

Collection number Morefield 5889.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 10:14 AM PDT

Descripción

Specimens from within a couple miles of this location have previously been verified based on pappus characters as. M. bellidiforme. The relatively short rays, about equaling the disk width, are also consistent with that ID.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 10:32 AM PDT

Descripción

The species was in mass bloom here, as it is in wet years across many parts of the southern Great Basin.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 11:20 AM PDT

Descripción

First record for the White Mountains flora. Distinguished from the other varieties by the relatively short flower tubes. Distinction from Phlox longifolia is more problematic.

Collection number Morefield 5890.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 11:29 AM PDT

Descripción

Confirmation of historical reports for this species from the White Mountains near Benton. The blue flowered forms appear to be absent from these northernmost populations.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 11:37 AM PDT

Descripción

Confirmation of historical reports for this species from the White Mountains near Benton. The blue flowered forms appear to be absent from these northernmost populations.

Strange phenomenon here: if you enlarge photos 1 and 2 and toggle back and forth between the two, you will notice that the anthers (especially in flowers at left-center) change from spreading to erect. These two frames were taken only 5 seconds apart! My hypothesis is that they reacted to the carbon dioxide or humidity from my breath as I got close enough to take these shots. Never shaded them in the process, so don't know what else it could be, or why they would react that way.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 12:05 PM PDT

Descripción

Confirmation of historical reports for this species from the White Mountains near Benton. The blue flowered forms appear to be absent from these northernmost populations.

Collection number Morefield 5891.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 03:08 PM PDT

Descripción

Populations of this pure white-flowered form are frequent in the northern White Mountains.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 03:59 PM PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Abril 28, 2019 05:06 PM PDT

Descripción

This plant has some characteristics of Pellaea truncata, but was growing as part of a population of Pellaea mucronata, and is probably just a reduced, sun-grown form of that species.