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Many-stemmed Dudleya Dudleya multicaulis

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 18, 2017 08:08 AM PDT

Description

Succulent herb with smooth, hairless leaves and pointy tips. Each individual has multiple flowering stalks, usually branches. Leaves die back when inflorescence emerges. Flowers are yellow with 5 separate petals, 5 sepals, 10 stamens, and 5 styles/unfused ovaries.

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Spanish Needle Palafoxia arida

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 02:02 PM PST

Description

Asteraceae herb with discoid inflorescences (all disk flowers). 2 parted stigmas. Phyllaries with 1 whorl. Linear leaves.

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Desert Gold Geraea canescens

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 11, 2017 10:31 AM PST

Description

Asteraceae herb with radiate flower head. Ray flowers on outer circle and disk flowers in the center. Pubescent phyllaries with multiple whorls. Leaves are basal, simple, and pubescent.

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Sand-Spurries Genus Spergularia

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 21, 2017 04:39 PM PDT

Description

Herb on rocky outcrop on Catalina. Linear opposite leaves. Leaves, stems, sepals are pubescent. 5 separate petals, 5 separate sepals, 10 stamens.

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Catalina Liveforever Dudleya virens ssp. hassei

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 21, 2017 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Succulent herb found on rocky outcrop on Catalina. Leaves with reddish tips. Compound cyme inflorescence. Flowers with 5 petals, 5 sepals, 10 stamens and 5 separate styles.

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What

Golden Yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 21, 2017 04:11 PM PDT

Description

Low shrub on rocky outcrop in the coastal sage scrub habitat on Catalina. Leaves appear wooly. Inflorescence is a corymb of heads with both ray (outer ring) and disk flowers (inner).

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Scarlet Bugler Penstemon centranthifolius

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 8, 2017 10:22 AM PDT

Description

Perennial herb with many erect inflorescences and pendulous, tubular flowers. Stems are hairless and reddish. Leaves are thick and oppositely arranged.

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Frémont's Phacelia Phacelia fremontii

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 8, 2017 01:40 PM PDT

Description

Annual herb with somewhat succulent leaves. Leaves are dissected and pubescent. Sepals pubescent and separate. 5 petals fused.

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Miniature Suncup Camissoniopsis micrantha

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 8, 2017 10:33 AM PDT

Description

Annual herb with simple, pubescent leaves and red, pubescent stem. Small yellow flower with 4 petals, 4 sepals, and 8 biseriate stamens.

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Chia Salvia columbariae

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 6, 2017 09:20 AM PDT

Description

Annual herb with coarse, lobed leaves. Small blue flowers.

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Cobwebby Thistle Cirsium occidentale

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 6, 2017 09:09 AM PDT

Description

3-4ft thistle with lobed, prickly-edged leaves. The bottom of leaves and stems are white with cottony hairs. Flowers are purple.

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Coast Morning Glory Calystegia macrostegia

Observer

jillian921

Date

April 6, 2017 08:41 AM PDT

Description

Vine with simple, hastate shaped leaves and white, trumpet shaped flowers. 5 sepals and 5 fused petals.

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Splendid Mariposa Lily Calochortus splendens

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 16, 2017 09:43 AM PDT

Description

Annual bulb with 3 sepals and 3 petals. Also 3 stamens and a 3 parted stigma - all indications of a monocot. Purple anthers and purple stigma. Petals are pubescent on the inner side close to the gynoecium. Leaves are linear with parallel veins.

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Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 11:01 AM PST

Description

Herb with deeply dissected leaves. 4 petals apopetalous. No sepals (deciduous after blooming). Many stamens. Fruit is a capsule.

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What

Desert Rockpurslane Cistanthe ambigua

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 11, 2017 10:36 AM PST

Description

Succulent herb with simple leaves. Inflorescence comes out of axial bud. Flowers in clusters. 2 sepals aposepalous and 5 petals apopetalous. 7 stamens and 1 pistil.

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Desert Lily Hesperocallis undulata

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 04:24 PM PST

Description

Monocot herb - 6 tepals and 6 stamens with yellow anthers. 1 stigma lobed in 3 parts. Simple leaves with undulated edges.

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Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 01:38 PM PST

Description

Basal rosette. Flower with 5 petals fused at the base. 5 sepals also fused but translucent around the edge of each sepal. 5 stamens with blue anthers. Stigma split in 3.

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What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 12:49 PM PST

Description

Cactus with reddish spines (modified leaves). Sessile flower with separate, yellow tepals. Many stamens and many pistils.

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Dune Evening Primrose Oenothera deltoides

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 02:28 PM PST

Description

Herb with simple leaves, resembling basal rosette. 4 white petals apopetalous and 4 sepals aposepalous. Sepals arching back away from the flower. 8 stamens with yellow anthers. Stigma parted 4 ways.

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Distant Phacelia Phacelia distans

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 12:57 PM PST

Description

Annual herb with fern-like leaves (pinnately compound). Circinate, cyme inflorescence. Flower with 5 petals and 5 separate, pubescent sepals. 5 stamens and 2 styles.

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What

Booth's Evening Primrose Eremothera boothii

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 12, 2017 07:36 AM PDT

Description

Herb - spiraled simple leaves with red splotches. Indeterminate cyme inflorescence. Flower with 4 petals apopetalous and 4 sepals aposepalous. Sepals arch back away from the flower. 8 uniseriate stamens with yellow anthers. Pistil with green stigma.

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What

Desert Sand Verbena Abronia villosa

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 10:35 AM PST

Description

Annual sub-shrub with simple leaves and reddish, pubescent stems. Umbel inflorescence with many pink flowers and involucre of bracts. Tepals fused. 6 stamens with yellow anthers fused to corolla tube.

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What

Bigelow's Monkeyflower Diplacus bigelovii

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 10, 2017 10:28 AM PST

Description

5 fused petals and 5 fused sepals. Pistil and stamens hidden inside the the corolla tube, not visible from outside. 4 stamens biseriate. Leaves are simple and pubescent.

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What

California Bluebell Phacelia minor

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 11, 2017 04:29 PM PST

Description

5 fused petals, 5 sepals aposepalous. 5 stamens with white anthers. 1 style with 2 parted stigma. Simple leaves. Reddish pubescent stem.

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Purple Nightshade Solanum xanti

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 4, 2017 01:07 PM PST

Description

Shrub in chaparral habitat with simple leaves and umbel inflorescences. Petals are fused - cannot determine number of petals.

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Western Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 2, 2017 10:46 AM PST

Description

Grass species. 6 tepals with pointy tips and parallel veins.

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Rancher's Fiddleneck Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia

Observer

jillian921

Date

March 2, 2017 10:54 AM PST

Description

Indeterminate, circinate, scorpioid cyme inflorescence. Fused corolla with 5 lobes, yellow outer edges and orange toward the middle. Pubescent calyx with 5 parts. Stem with cauline, pubescent, linear leaves.

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Milkmaids Cardamine californica

Observer

jillian921

Date

February 24, 2017 12:20 PM PST

Description

Mustard family: 4 petals, 6 stamens (4 taller and 2 shorter). Compound raceme with trifoliate leaves.

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Observer

jillian921

Date

February 24, 2017 01:16 PM PST

Description

Small, erect fern with acrostichoid sporangia

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What

California Maidenhair Fern Adiantum jordanii

Observer

jillian921

Date

February 24, 2017 04:35 PM PST

Description

Maidenhair fern in the Pteridaceae family with false indusium (edges folded over to cover sporangium).

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