Eastern Mojave Vegetation Plainview Road, Jefferson County, Colorado.  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Through Ranson/Edwards Open Space Park, across the railroad at Plainview, and then to near the top of Eldorado Mountain.
  End of road near the top of El Dorado Mountain.
  Private road above
Public road below

Other articles: Field Notes Monday, March 23rd

Locations: Plainview.
Full Size ImageRailroad tracks at Plainview.  

Railroad Crossing.
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Railroad tracks at Plainview.
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The plains from Plainview.
  Uppermost switchback in Plainview Road. Social trail to northwest.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1075, 23 Mar 2015. Coll. No. 1076, 23 Mar 2015. Coll. No 1083, 25 Apr 2015 Coll. No. 1085, 25 Apr 2015 Coll. No. 1125, 28 May 2015

Locations: Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1075, Anemone patens  

Location of collections 1075 and 1076.
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Coll. No. 1076, Claytonia rosea
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Coll. No. 1083, Antennaria rosea
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Coll. No. 1085, Noccaea fendleri ssp. glauca

Other articles: Field Notes Wednesday, September 9th
Full Size ImageView along Plainview Road.  

Road bends to north northeast from northwest. Collected up this little draw on 9 September 2015.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1266, 29 Jul 2015 Sunday, May 29th Coll. No. 1370, 29 May 2016 Coll. No. 1371, 29 May 2016 Coll. No. 1372, 29 May 2016 Coll. No. 1379, 29 May 2016
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1266, Symphyotrichum porteri
Full Size ImagePlainview Road in Ranson Edwards Homestead OSP  

Westward bend in road. Collections east to northeast.
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Northern portion of park.
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A few cows to keep the weeds down.
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Coll. No. 1370, Iris missouriensis
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Coll. No. 1371, Arnica fulgens
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Coll. No. 1372, Orobanche uniflora
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Coll. No. 1379, Castilleja integra
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Flower head of Coll. No. 1371, Arnica fulgens
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Coll. No. 1372, Orobanche uniflora

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1219, 16 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1220, 16 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1222, 16 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1223, 16 Jul 2015 26 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1249, 26 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1251, 26 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1256, 26 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1257, 26 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1260, 26 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1219, Bromus inermis
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1220, Convolvulus arvensis  

Collections west of Plainview Road.
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1222, Glycyrrhiza lepidota
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1223, Cichorium intybus
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1249, Sorghastrum nutans
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Inflorescence of Coll. No. 1249, Sorghastrum nutans
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Creekside habitat of Coll. No. 1251, Achillea millefolia
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1256, Solidago missouriensis
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1257, Pseudognaphalium macounii
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Burlington Northern train above Ranson/Edwards Homestead OSP
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Looking east to the plains.
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Highest of the high plains in Ranson/Edwards Homestead OSP.
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Coll. No. 1260, Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1077, 23 Mar 2015. Coll. No. 1089, 25 Apr 2015 Thursday, May 28th Coll. No. 1115, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1116, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1117, 28 May 2015. Coll. No. 1118, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1119, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1120, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1121, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1122, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1123, 28 May 2015 Coll. No. 1214, 16 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1216, 16 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1261, 29 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1454, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1455, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1456, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1458, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1460, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1461, 27 Jun 2016

Locations: Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1077, Lomatium orientale

Species Lists: Frasera speciosa  

Collections east of Plainview Road. About 200 meters east across the field is the location of collection 1077.
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1089, Castilleja sessiliflora
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Coll. No. 1089, Castilleja sessiliflora
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Flowers of Sedum lanceolatum just beginning to open.
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Coll. No. 1115, Tragopogon sp.
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Scutellaria, probably S. brittonii
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Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park
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Coll. No. 1120, Penstemon secundiflorus
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Coll. No. 1122, Frasera speciosa
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Coll. No. 1123, Carex nebrascensis ?
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Coll. No. 1214, Hordeum brachyantherum in open water of spring.
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Coll. No. 1261, Potentilla hippiana var. effusa
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General appearance of Coll. No. 1455, Crataegus succulenta
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Coll. No. 1460, Cirsium undulatum
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Coll. No. 1461, Bromus japonicus
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Coll. No. 1216, Phleum pratense
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Coll. No. 1116, Erigeron flagellaris
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Coll. No. 1117, Koeleria macrantha
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Coll. No. 1118, Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis
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Coll. No. 1119, Arnica fulgens
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Coll. No. 1121, Penstemon virens
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Coll. No. 1123, Carex nebrascensis
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Flowerhead of Coll. No. 1454, Gaillardia aristata
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Coll. No. 1456, Rosa arkansana
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Inflorescence of Coll. No. 1458, Trifolium pratense

Other articles: Field Notes Monday, March 23rd
Full Size ImageParking along Plainview Road  

Pullout and parking, old road heads east northeast.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1463, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1464, 27 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1465, 27 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1463, Silene vulgaris
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1463, Silene vulgaris  

Old ranch road goes east. After passing through a gate, the road descends to the flood plain of Coal Creek.
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1464, Amorpha fruticosa
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Coll. No. 1465, Silene sp.
  Water facility on left.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, September 8th
Full Size ImageBear beside Coal Creek in Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space.  

Bear beside Coal Creek.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1313 Coll. No. 1314 Coll. No. 1315 Coll. No. 1316
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1313, Viola nuttallii in Ranson Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1316, Pinus ponderosa in Ranson Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.  

Small parking spot, walk directly west onto the south portion of the park.

Other articles: Field Notes Monday, March 23rd 14 April 2016

Locations: Coal Creek.
Full Size ImageView upstream of Coal Creek.  

Cross Coal Creek.
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View downstream of Coal Creek.
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Coal Creek upstream from Plainview Road.
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Coal Creek downstream from Plainview Road.

Other articles: Field Notes Monday, March 23rd
Full Size ImageCoal Creek Peak from Plainview Road in Ranson/Edwards Park.
Full Size ImageThe other side of the road seems to be signed to keep people out.  

Little parking area.
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Plainview Road crosses Coal Creek,

Other articles: Colorado Highway 72 at Plainview  

Junction: Colorado State Highway 72 “Coal Creek Canyon Road”
 

Literature Cited.

 
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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/17/2017 2:10:07 PM