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.  

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Railroad tracks at Plainview.
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The plains from Plainview.
Railroad Crossing.
  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  

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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
Location of collections 1075 and 1076.

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• Lippincott Road:  90000;  

Road bends to southwest from northwest.

Junction: Lippincott Road, private road, no public access.

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;  20190901;
Full Size ImageLooking north across Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space.
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1266, Symphyotrichum porteri  

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Plainview Road in Ranson Edwards Homestead OSP
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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
Westward bend in road. Collections east to northeast.

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Convolvulus arvensis;  Cichorium intybus;  smooth brome;
• 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;  Coll. No. 1699, 7 Jul 2017;
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1219, Bromus inermis
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1220, Convolvulus arvensis  

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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 at Ranson/Edwards.
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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
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Coll. No. 1699, Elymus canadensis
Collections west of Plainview Road.

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Bromus japonicus;  Tragopogon dubius;  Erigeron flagellaris, Schweich 2018;
• 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  

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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 dubius
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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
Collections east of Plainview Road. About 200 meters east across the field is the location of collection 1077.

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;  20170728010;  Coll. No. 1714, 28 Jul 2017;  Coll. No. 1715, 28 Jul 2017;  Coll. No. 1717, 28 Jul 2017;
Full Size ImageComparison of involucres of two taxa of Helianthus
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1463, Silene vulgaris  

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Coll. No. 1463, Silene vulgaris
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1464, Amorpha fruticosa
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Coll. No. 1714, Sporobolus heterolepis
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Coll. No. 1717, Elymus elymoides
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Coll. No. 1465, Silene sp.
Old ranch road goes east. After passing through a gate, the road descends to the flood plain of Coal Creek.
  Water facility on left.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Thursday, 8 September 2016;
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.
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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.
Cross Coal Creek.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  23 Jun 2020;
Full Size ImageLocation of interpretive plaque for the Second Plainview School.
Full Size ImageInterpretive plaque for the Second Plainview School.  

Location of the Second Plainview School.

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.  

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Plainview Road crosses Coal Creek,
Little parking area.

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: 11/28/2020 10:03:39 AM