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Agosto 2, 2017 01:48 PM PDT

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pale mountain mint, Monardella odoratissima subsp. pallida, Nevada, Carson Range, Sierra Nevada, Spooner Summit, Carson Valley watershed, elevation 2169 m (7115 ft).

If not for some apparent intergrades, this would seem like a species distinct from the rest of Monardella odoratissima. It is characterized by the combination of (usually) white flowers, green reflexed leaves under heads, and small and narrow bracts well exceeded by the flowers, the outer often with leafy tips. The subspecies is endemic to higher mountains of the northern Californian Floristic Province, including adjacent southwestern Oregon and far western Nevada, and reaches the lower part of the subalpine zone.

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Agosto 2, 2017 01:57 PM PDT

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narrowleaf wirelettuce, Stephanomeria tenuifolia, Nevada, Carson Range, Sierra Nevada, Spooner Summit, Carson Valley watershed, elevation 2169 m (7115 ft).

This is a widespread and variable species throughout interior western North America between the Sierra-Cascade and Rocky Mountain axes, and from the higher valley to lowest subalpine elevations.

Also visible in this image is pinemat manzanita (Arctostaphylos nevadensis subsp. nevadensis).

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Julio 16, 2017 01:10 PM PDT

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mountain pride, Penstemon newberryi var. newberryi, California, Sierra Nevada, Pacific Crest Trail, Upper Carson River - Carson Valley watershed, elevation 2367 m (7765 ft).

This iconic and most appropriately named species is nearly endemic to the higher Sierra Nevada - Cascade axis of California, extending shortly into southwest Oregon, and into the Great Basin of far western Nevada near Virginia City. It is found in open rocky places from middle elevations up to about 12,000 feet (3700 m) elevation.

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Julio 16, 2017 02:33 PM PDT

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mountain hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, California, Sierra Nevada, Pacific Crest, Upper Carson River - Carson Valley watershed, elevation 2481 m (8140 ft).

A locally common conifer of northwestern North America, from sea level along the Pacific coast of southeastern Alaska and western Canada, southward up to subalpine elevations along the Cascade-Sierra Nevada axis, and also more restricted eastward in the northern Rocky Mountains.

Full disclosure: the cones were retrieved from the ground below and posed for this photograph. Finding attached cones within easy reach can be challenging for this species!

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Julio 16, 2017 01:26 PM PDT

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pretty face, Triteleia ixioides subsp. anilina, California, Sierra Nevada, Pacific Crest Trail, Upper Carson River - Carson Valley watershed, elevation 2367 m (7765 ft).

Pretty face (self-explanatory?) is endemic to the Californian Floristic Province including southwestern Oregon, in the Sierra Nevada, Cascade, and Klamath ranges, usually in moist conifer forest edges up to the lower subalpine zone. It is a perennial geophyte from deeply buried corms, producing annual growth above ground.

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Junio 17, 2017 05:58 PM PDT

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Inyo cutleaf, Hymenopappus filifolius var. nanus, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2234 m (7330 ft).

Hymenopappus filifolius is widespread through interior western North America, but this variety is more narrowly restricted to the Great Basin of Nevada, western Utah, and adjacent areas, reaching its western limit here in the White Mountains. It is found mainly on open rocky calcareous soils in the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper zones, and is a cousin of the sagebrushes so ubiquitous in this region.

Also visible in this image are Heller birdbeaks (Cordylanthus kingii helleri), squirreltail grass (Elymus elymoides), black sagebrush (Artemisia nova), and Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma).

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Junio 17, 2017 06:16 PM PDT

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Heller birdbeaks, Cordylanthus kingii subsp. helleri, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2237 m (7340 ft).

This species is a spring or summer annual typical of the understory of pinyon-juniper woodlands and adjacent sagebrush vegetation, and is found throughout most of the Great Basin and almost all of Utah. Heller birdbeaks is the subspecies limited to the southwest corner of this range, from central Nevada westward into the Great Basin portion of eastern California. It reaches higher elevations, and is characterized by shorter flower parts, including more numerous bracts with shorter and broader lobes. The plants also tend to be more copiously glandular hairy.

All Cordylanthus species are considered to be hemiparasitic, possessing chlorophyll but also deriving some of their nutrients from the roots of other associated species. As plants of Heller birdbeaks develop, the chlorophyll is rapidly lost or masked by brownish purple pigments, lending pinyon-juniper woodlands a characteristic understory color after especially wet spring or summer seasons.

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Junio 17, 2017 06:09 PM PDT

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granite cryptantha, Cryptantha gracilis, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2236 m (7335 ft).

This is one of the more common and less visually distinctive annual Cryptantha species (identity verified from mature nutlets, but alas didn't photograph them). It is scattered across most of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau of the interior western United States, but is most frequent in the southern Great Basin and adjacent northern Mojave Desert, from valleys to middle elevations in the mountains.

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Julio 2, 2017 09:48 AM PDT

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goatheads, Tribulus terrestris, California, Deep Springs Valley, Deep Springs College, Inyo Mountains watershed, elevation 1591 m (5220 ft).

One of the invasive annuals I most love to hate. Or as said in the noted scholarly work, Intermountain Flora, "a vile weed." It's reputation is well deserved. Also known as puncturevine and caltrops, there are few non-metallic materials that the spiny fruits of this species cannot penetrate, including tires and thick leather gloves. Like the ancient weapon of war known as caltrops, the fruit segments tend to land with one barbed spine pointing upward, just waiting for a victim. (The name "goatheads" is also based on the shape of the fruit segments.)

Every species has a home, and this one is said to be native to the Mediterranean region, but as easily as it hitches rides on animals and vehicles (modern and ancient), it is hard to define native versus introduced ranges for it. In any case, it has now spread to most warmer parts of the terrestrial world, and is on the official noxious weed lists in many jurisdictions. Needless to say, this individual met its demise in a burn barrel (along with several others in the area) as soon as photography was complete.

Two specialized weevil species from India were brought into California for biological control of this species in the 1960s, but have only been partially successful since that time.

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Junio 17, 2017 04:59 PM PDT

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sego lily, Calochortus bruneaunis, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, White Mountain Road, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2233 m (7325 ft).

Named for Bruneau Creek in southern Idaho, this species occurs from the Snake River watershed (and adjacent mountains) southwest across northwestern Nevada to the east base of the Sierra Nevada, reaching its southwest limit near this location in the White and Inyo mountains. It is found from sagebrush valley bottoms up to the upper limit of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the mountains.

The geographic range above is bracketed by two other very similar white sego lily species. To the east and south, from the Rocky Mountains to eastern and central Nevada, is the state flower of Utah, Calochortus nuttallii. It differs by lacking a prominent green stripe on the backs of the petals, and averaging hairier on the interior petal bases, and lighter in anther color. In the Sierra Nevada to the west is Calochortus leichtlinii, with petals also scarcely striped on back, and with anthers white or nearly so. The anthers of Calochortus bruneaunis are usual dark reddish-purple.

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Junio 17, 2017 05:04 PM PDT

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shortstem lupine, Lupinus brevicaulis, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, White Mountain Road, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2233 m (7325 ft).

This annual lupine is sometimes confused with smaller plants of Lupinus flavoculatus, but all structures of shortstem lupine are shorter in length, with flowers not or scarcely exceeding the leaves. The species is widespread and valley and lower montane elevationsthroughout most of the Great Basin, scattered southeastward through the Colorado Plateau, and south from there into northern Mexico.

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Junio 17, 2017 05:12 PM PDT

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Nevada grounddaisy, Townsendia scapigera, California, White Mountains, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, White Mountain Road, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2231 m (7320 ft).

This species is found scattered in dry habitats across the western Great Basin of Nevada and eastern California, from high valley floors to middle and subalpine elevations in the mountains. Where they meet, it can sometimes be hard to separate from Townsendia florifer to the north, and Townsendia jonesii to the southeast.

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Junio 17, 2017 05:28 PM PDT

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White Mountains cryptantha, Oreocarya hoffmannii, California, Westgard Pass, Cedar Flat, White Mountain Road, Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2242 m (7355 ft).

This regional endemic is limited to scattered populations in the mountains of the northern and eastern Mojave Desert of eastern California and adjacent western Nevada, extending shortly north into the southwest corner of the Great Basin in the White Mountains and Silver Peak Range. It is distinguished from other white-flowered Oreocarya in the area by its tall biennial habit.

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Junio 16, 2017 11:14 AM PDT

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desert onion, Allium atrorubens var. cristatum, Nevada, White Mountains, Queen Valley - Owens Valley watershed, elevation 2583 m (8475 ft).

This variety is found in some of the driest habitats of any onion, mostly in rocky and/or clay soils at desert to montane elevations (here near its highest), in limited portions of the southern Great Basin and northern Mojave desert of the southwestern United States. It is very similar to Allium nevadense from farther north and east, distinguished mainly by features of its bulb coat.

Here in the White Mountains this is one of only two onion species present, the other being restricted to moist wetland habitats.

Also visible is leaf litter of singleleaf pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla).

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Junio 16, 2017 11:36 AM PDT

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Ferris sandwort, Eremogone ferrisiae, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Columbus Salt Marsh watershed, elevation 2329 m (7640 ft).

This species is found in rocky habitats at middle elevations in the southern and eastern Great Basin and adjacent mountains, from the east slope of the central Sierra Nevada in California, across central Nevada to the Wasatch Ranges of central Utah. It has been included in Eremogone macradenia in the past, but at least here in the southwest part of its range, is sharply distinct in having bright white (versus pale yellow) petals, along with other flower differences.

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Junio 16, 2017 11:38 AM PDT

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humble beardtongue, Penstemon humilis var. humilis, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Columbus Salt Marsh watershed, elevation 2329 m (7640 ft).

This relatively inconspicuous penstemon is widespread across the interior western United States on rocky upland sites from the upper sagebrush zone into the subalpine zone, 1300-3250 meters (4250-10700 feet) elevation. The other named varieties of the species are more narrowly distributed endemics of southern Utah and the Columbia Plateau.

Also visible here are carpet phlox (Phlox hoodii canescens) and singleleaf pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla).

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Junio 16, 2017 12:13 PM PDT

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humble beardtongue, Penstemon humilis var. humilis, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Teels Marsh watershed, elevation 2249 m (7380 ft).

This relatively inconspicuous penstemon is widespread across the interior western United States on rocky upland sites from the upper sagebrush zone into the subalpine zone, 1300-3250 meters (4250-10700 feet) elevation. The other named varieties of the species are more narrowly distributed endemics of southern Utah and the Columbia Plateau.

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Junio 16, 2017 12:22 PM PDT

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spindlestem, Caulanthus crassicaulis var. crassicaulis, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Teels Marsh watershed, elevation 2248 m (7375 ft).

This distinctive perennial mustard family member is essentially endemic to the Intermountain Region of the western United States (as defined in the Intermountain Flora series), extending shortly into the mountains of the northern Mojave Desert. It prefers sagebrush and pinyon-juniper vegetation up to about 3000 meters (10000 feet) elevation, and often grows up through the canopies of shrubs.

Also visible in this image are pinyon rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus puberulus), carpet phlox (Phlox hoodii canescens), mountain sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata vaseyana), lava aster (Ionactis alpina), Heller birdbeaks (Cordylanthus kingii helleri), singleleaf pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla), Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda secunda), pinyon groundsmoke (Gayophytum ramosissimum), western hawksbeard (Crepis occidentalis), and Eriogonum microthecum (probably var. ambiguum).

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Junio 16, 2017 12:03 PM PDT

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spindlestem, Caulanthus crassicaulis var. crassicaulis, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Teels Marsh watershed, elevation 2252 m (7390 ft).

This distinctive perennial mustard family member is essentially endemic to the Intermountain Region of the western United States (as defined in the Intermountain Flora series), extending shortly into the mountains of the northern Mojave Desert. It prefers sagebrush and pinyon-juniper vegetation up to about 3000 meters (10000 feet) elevation, and often grows up through the canopies of shrubs.

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Junio 16, 2017 12:31 PM PDT

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Death Valley phacelia, Phacelia vallis-mortae, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Teels Marsh watershed, elevation 2246 m (7370 ft).

Often abundant and showy in wet years, this annual species is centered in the Mojave Desert, but extends into adjacent areas, reaching its northwestern limit here in the White Mountains, where it often forms dense dripline gardens under pinyon pines and junipers as high up as 2700 meters (9000 feet) in elevation. At lower desert elevations, the species is often found growing up through shrubs instead.

The species is often mistaken for Phacelia distans, but differs sharply in the longer, narrower, more bristly calyx lobes, and somewhat less crowded flowers. Its closest relative seems to be Phacelia cicutaria of southwestern California, which has hairier fruits.

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Junio 16, 2017 12:35 PM PDT

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daggerpod, Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides, Nevada, White Mountains, Montgomery Pass, Teels Marsh watershed, elevation 2248 m (7375 ft).

With its large felty basal leaves and flat sword-shaped fruits, this perennial mustard is one of the more distinctive and easily recognized species in the western United States. Seen here near its southern geographic limit, the species extends northward through most of the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau, and west into the mountains of northern California. It prefers rocky volcanic soils and outcrops in the mountains below about 3150 meters (10300 feet) elevation. Earlier in the season it is one of the first wildflowers to appear, with arrays of showy purplish pink flowers.

Also visible here are carpet phlox (Phlox hoodii canescens) and Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda secunda).

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Febrero 7, 2019 03:35 PM -05

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yellow trumpetbush, Tecoma stans var. stans, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3495 m (11465 ft).

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Zarcilla Bomarea edulis

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Febrero 7, 2019 03:33 PM -05

Descripción

salsilla, Bomarea edulis, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3496 m (11470 ft).

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Zarcilla Bomarea edulis

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Febrero 7, 2019 03:28 PM -05

Descripción

salsilla, Bomarea edulis, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3501 m (11485 ft).

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Asmachilca Aristeguietia discolor

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jdmore

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Febrero 7, 2019 03:24 PM -05

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Cusco, PE (Google, OSM)

Descripción

asmachilca, Aristeguietia discolor, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3502 m (11490 ft).

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Ayac Zapatilla Calceolaria myriophylla

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Febrero 7, 2019 03:17 PM -05

Descripción

angels slipper, Calceolaria myriophylla, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3519 m (11545 ft).

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Árboles de Papel o Quinuas Género Polylepis

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Febrero 7, 2019 03:07 PM -05

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Cusco, PE (Google, OSM)

Descripción

queñua, Polylepis racemosa, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3517 m (11540 ft).

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Altamisa Ambrosia arborescens

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Febrero 7, 2019 02:59 PM -05

Descripción

altamisa, Ambrosia arborescens, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Don Bosco, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3511 m (11520 ft).

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Qera Lupinus paniculatus var. paniculatus

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Febrero 7, 2019 10:22 AM -05

Descripción

qera, Lupinus paniculatus var. paniculatus, Peru, Cusco Department, Cusco Province, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Saqsaywaman, Cordillera de los Andes, Valle de Río Watanay, elevation 3580 m (11745 ft).

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