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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 09:24 AM PDT

Descripción

Collection number Morefield 5901, Matson, & Purdy.

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jdmore

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Junio 23, 2019 10:20 AM PDT

Descripción

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.

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 10:56 AM PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 11:26 AM PDT

Descripción

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

Collection number Morefield 5903, Matson, & Purdy.

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 11:46 AM PDT

Descripción

mat buckwheat, Eriogonum caespitosum, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2329 m (7640 ft).

Two very different buckwheat species with nearly indistinguishable basal leaf mats, often growing together, but rarely this together! (See last photo.) Eriogonum kennedyi var. purpusii has white hairless flowers and hairless flowering stems. Eriogonum caespitosum has hairy yellow flowers and hairy stems. After the flowering stems have broken off for the winter, there is no way to tell them apart.

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 11:46 AM PDT

Descripción

Purpus buckwheat, Eriogonum kennedyi var. purpusii, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2329 m (7640 ft).

Two very different buckwheat species with nearly indistinguishable basal leaf mats, often growing together, but rarely this together! (See last photo.) Eriogonum kennedyi var. purpusii has white hairless flowers and hairless flowering stems. Eriogonum caespitosum has hairy yellow flowers and hairy stems. After the flowering stems have broken off for the winter, there is no way to tell them apart.

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 12:57 PM PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 01:59 PM PDT

Descripción

Plant size suggestive of Stipa coronata, as are some twice geniculate awns, but awns too short for that species.

Collection number Morefield 5904.

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 02:14 PM PDT

Descripción

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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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 02:21 PM PDT

Descripción

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.

Fotos / Sonidos

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jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 02:59 PM PDT

Descripción

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

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jdmore

Fecha

Junio 23, 2019 03:42 PM PDT

Descripción

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.