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   When I first read the field notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, I was fascinated by the descriptions they wrote about the places they went and the plants and animals they found there. By publishing my field notes on the Internet I hope to follow a little bit in their tradition.

 

 

   

 

2022

 

 

   

 

January, 2022

Visiting family in Spain, from 1 January to 10 January.

 

Locations: Reserva Natural Concertada Dehesa de Abajo.
Full Size ImageArisarum simorhinum Durieu “Friar's Cowl”
Full Size ImageView from a bluff in La Dehesa de Abajo in the direction of Coria del Rio.  

 

La Dehesa de Abajo

 

 

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;   near 5th;
Full Size ImagePlugged storm drain at 5th and Arapahoe
Full Size ImageUncleared snow and ice at 5th and Arapahoe.  

 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

 

Other articles:
• 5th Street:   near Arapahoe;
Full Size ImageFirst floor under construction.
Full Size ImageConstruction progress, 14 Feb 2022.  

  Walk around the neighborhood.

Other articles:
• 5th Street:   near Arapahoe;
Full Size ImageConstruction progress, 126 Feb 2022.  

   

 

Locations: Stonebridge Homeowners Association.  

 

Sunday, April 3rd

Stonebridge Tour

 

Locations: Clear Creek Canyon Park.  

 

Monday, April 18th

Clear Creek Canyon

 

Locations: Wheat Ridge.  

 

Wednesday, April 20th

Wheat Ridge Siren Test

 

Locations: Dakota Ridge.  

 

Tuesday, April 26th

Dakota Ridge

One purpose of this trip was to search for Anemone patens var. multifida. None was found.
  2757    Leucocrinum montanum

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Anthericeae

Leucocrinum montanum Nutt. ex A. Gray.  Star Lily.

Dakota Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Lower slopes of hogback in northernmost Golden, 4.1 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7811N, 105.2377W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1867 m. Southwest facing slope: with Euphorbia esula, Grindelia squarrosa, Taraxacum officinale, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Artemisia ludoviciana, A. frigida, Andropogon gerardi, and Coryphantha vivipara.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2757. 26-Apr-2022

Sent to EIU.

  2758    Leucocrinum montanum

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Anthericeae

Leucocrinum montanum Nutt. ex A. Gray.  Star Lily.

Dakota Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Lower western slope of hogback in northernmost Golden, 4.3 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7822N, 105.2384W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1873 ,. Also here: Linum lewisii, Bromus inermis, Yucca glauca, and Liatris punctata. Seven plants here; one collected.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2758. 26-Apr-2022

  2759    Nothocalais cuspidata

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Nothocalais cuspidata (Pursh) Greene.  Prairie False Dandelion.

Dakota Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Lower western slope of hogback in northernmost Golden, 4.2 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7817N, 105.2383W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1873 m. About ¼ up the west limb, sparsely vegetated soil; with Rhus trilobata, Yucca glauca, Linum lewisii, Eriogonum alatum, Poa sp., and Euphorbia esula.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2759. 26-Apr-2022

Sent to CS.

  2760    Prunus americana

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Rosaceae

Prunus americana Marshall.  American Plum.

Dakota Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. South end of hogback in northernmost Golden, 4.0 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7805N, 105.2371W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1855 m. Starting to bloom, leaves not emerged yet. South end of clay mines, behind the fence, with Pinus ponderosa. (I reached through the fence to make the collection; did not climb over it.)

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2760. 26-Apr-2022

 

Locations: 407 Garden Street.  

 

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Working in Cathy's garden.

 

Locations: Colorado School of Mines Survey Field.  

 

Friday, 29 April 2022

Colorado School of Mines Survey Field

One purpose of this trip was to search for Anemone patens var. multifida. None was found.

 

Locations: Delong Park.  

 

Friday, 6 May 2022

Weeding at DeLong Park.
  2761    Ranunculus testiculatus
  2762    Chorispora tenella
  2763    Polygonum aviculare

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Polygonaceae

Polygonum aviculare L.  Prostrate Knotweed.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Adventive annual weed found in hydroseeded beds. Collected to prepare educational materials for City of Golden volunteer weeding program.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2763. 6-May-2022

  2764    Erodium cicutarium

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Geraniaceae

Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Her. ex Aiton.  Hemlock-leav'd Crane's-bill.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Annual or biennial. Colorado Noxious Weed List C.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2764. 6-May-2022

  2765    Capsella bursa-pastoris.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Brassicaceae

Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.  Shepherd's Purse.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Annual.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2765. 6-May-2022

  2766    Lepidium draba

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Brassicaceae

Lepidium draba L.  White Top.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Adventive annual. Colorado Noxious Weed List B.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2766. 6-May-2022

  2767    Euphorbia myrsinites.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Euphorbiaceae

Euphorbia myrsinites L.  Myrtle Spurge.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Known to be in this parcel before construction. Colorado Noxious Weed List A.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2767. 6-May-2022

  2768    Conium maculatum.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Apiaceae

Conium maculatum L.  Common Poison Hemlock.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Growing on side of small watercourse, probably pre-dates designation of park and construction. Colorado Noxious Weed List C.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2768. 6-May-2022

  2769    Chenopodium album.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Chenopodiaceae

Chenopodium album L.  Lambsquarters.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Annual adventive weed.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2769. 6-May-2022

  2770    Lamium amplexicaule.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Lamiaceae

Lamium amplexicaule L.  Henbit.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7486N, 105.2082W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1761 m. Annual adventive weed.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2770. 6-May-2022

  2771    Descurainia incisa

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2772, Onopordum acanthium  
2772    Cirsium sp.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Onopordum acanthium L.  Scotch Cottonthistle.
     (Determination tentative.)

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Basal rosette, new growth densely tomentose.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2772. 6-May-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2773, Cirsium arvense  
2773    Cirsium arvense

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.  Canada Thistle.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Basal leaves, shallowly dentate, spinulose; petiole narrowly winged, bases tapered. Colorado Noxious Weed List B.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2773. 6-May-2022

  2774    Convolvulus arvensis.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Convolvulaceae

Convolvulus arvensis L.  Field Bindweed.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Colorado Noxious Weed List C.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2774. 6-May-2022

  2775    Kochia scoparia.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Chenopodiaceae

Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.  Common Red Sage.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Seedlings. Sterile.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2775. 6-May-2022

  2775.1    Eschscholzia californica
  2776    Onopordum acanthium

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Onopordum acanthium L.  Scotch Cottonthistle.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. The leaves have been lightly brushed to remove sand, but this has affected the tomentum. Colorado Noxious Weed List B.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2776. 6-May-2022

  2776.1    Nepeta sp.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Lamiaceae

Nepeta racemosa Lam.  Persian Catmint.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Purple cast throughout plant, inflorescence immature, possibly N. racemosa Lam. rather than the more common N. cataria L.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2776.1 6-May-2022

  2777    Rumex crispus.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Polygonaceae

Rumex crispus L.  Curley Dock.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. Sterile specimen, determination tentative.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2777. 6-May-2022

  2778    Lactuca serriola.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Lactuca serriola L.  Prickly Lettuce.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. New city park (construction in 2021 and 2022) near the intersection of 23rd Street and Vernon Drive, 1.75 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Carol Cameron & David Chavez 2778. 6-May-2022

 

Locations: Apex Park - Northern Parcel.
Full Size ImageDodecatheon pulchellum and Prunus americana in Apex Park.
Full Size ImageRanunculus ranunculinus in a small seep.  

 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Apex Park - North, with Cindy Trujillo.
  2779    Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Poaceae

Dichanthemium oligosanthes (J. A. Schultes) Gould ssp. scribnerianum (Nash) Freckmann & Lelong.  Few-Flowered Panicgrass.

Apex Park - Northern Parcel, Jefferson County, Colorado. Unnamed gulch about 1/3 of the way up the initial Front Range scarp, 3.75 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7219N, 105.2204W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1938 m. Growing in fractures in rocks.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2779. 10-May-2022

  2779.1    Annual grass with odd “awn.”

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Poaceae

Poa bulbosa L.  Bulbous Bluegrass.

Apex Park - Northern Parcel, Jefferson County, Colorado. Unnamed gulch about 1/3 of the way up the initial Front Range scarp, 3.75 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7219N, 105.2377W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1938 m. Immature. In soil near but not in the creek.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2779.1 10-May-2022

 

Locations: Windy Saddle Park.  

 

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Windy Saddle Park from the Buffalo Bill Museum to the Survey Field.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2780, Clematis columbiana  
2780    Clematis columbiana.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Ranunculaceae

Clematis columbiana (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray.  Rock Clematis.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southeast corner of Windy Saddle Park, about 100 m.northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.6 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7338N, 105.2377W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2202 m. Petals light-lavender. Near top of initial Front Range slope in Douglas Fir forest with Acer glabrum “Rocky Mountain Maple,” Berberis repens, and Mertensia lanceolata. Variety columbiana if infraspecific names are to be applied.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2021, issued: Apr 1, 2021, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2780. 17-May-2022

  2781    Berberis repens.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Berberidaceae

Berberis repens Lindl.  Creeping Barberry.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southeast corner of Windy Saddle Park, about 100 m.northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.6 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7338N, 105.2377W. WGS 184 Elev. 2210 m. Open forest floor near top of initial Front Range slope in Douglas Fir forest with Acer glabrum “Rocky Mountain Maple,” Clematis columbiana, and Mertensia lanceolata.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2781. 17-May-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2782, Noccaea fendleri  
2782    Lepidium ?

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Brassicaceae

Noccaea fendleri (A. Gray) Holub ssp. glauca (A. Nelson) Al-Shehbaz & M. Koch.  Alpine Pennycress.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southeast corner of Windy Saddle Park, about 140 m. east of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.6 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7337N, 105.2372W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2202 m. Glabrous, basal rosette, clasping stem leaves auriculate, fruit flattened 90 to replum, petals white, Open forest, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Berberis repens, Frasera speciosa, Taraxacum officinale, small patch ± 60 plants. Subspecies glauca is the only infraspecific taxon known from Colorado.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2782. 17-May-2022

  2783    Viola canadensis.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Violaceae

Viola canadensis L.  Canadian White Violet.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southeast corner of Windy Saddle Park, about 375 m. northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.36 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7353N, 105.2358W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2070 m. Edge of Douglas fir forest at bottom of canyon; seen nearby: Anemone patens, Ribes cereum, Amelanchier alnifolia, Acer glabrum, Galium boreale, and Anaphalis margaritacea.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2783. 17-May-2022

  2784    Anaphalis margaritacea.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Bentham & Hooker.  Western Pearly Everlasting.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southeast corner of Windy Saddle Park, about 480 m. northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.30 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7354N, 105.2349W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2047 m. Sunny spot at edge of Douglas fir forest, also seen here: Anemone patens, Amelanchier alnifolia, and Viola canadensis.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2784. 17-May-2022

Locations: Unnamed Spring.
Full Size ImageSpring in Windy Saddle Park
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2785, Maianthemum stellatum  

2785    Maianthemum stellatum.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Ruscaceae

Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link.  Starry False Lily of the Valley.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Around an unnamed spring in the southeast corner of Windy Saddle Park, about 610 m. northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.17 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.736N, 105.234W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2018 m. Also here: Juniperus scopulorum, Noccaea fendleri, Prunus americana, Rubus idaeus var. strigosus, and Frasera speciosa.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2785. 17-May-2022

  2786    Carex sp.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Cyperaceae

Carex praegracilis W. Boott.  Clustered Field-Sedge.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Unnamed gulch above the Colorado School of Mines Survey Field, beside flowing water from a mine adit, 830 m. northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 3.00 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7367N, 105.2322W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1957 m. Also collected nearby from this or previous visits: Campanula rotundifolia, Pseudostellaria jamesiana, and Monarda fistulosa.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2786. 17-May-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2787, Pseudostellaria jamesiana  
2787    Pseudostellaria jamesiana.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Caryophyllaceae

Pseudostellaria jamesiana (Torr.) W. A. Weber & R. L. Hartm.  Tuber Starwort.

Windy Saddle Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Unnamed gulch above the Colorado School of Mines Survey Field, 875 m. northeast of, and downslope from, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and 2.97 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7368N, 105.2318W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1950 m. Growing in rock outcrops on northwest side of a ridge, among Juniperus scopulorum and Cercocarpus montanus.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cindy Trujillo 2787. 17-May-2022

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageLate spring snow storm brings down branches.  

 

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Spring snow storm.

   

 

Friday, 27 May 2022

Pre-walk of Colorado Native Plant Society field trip to the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon.

 

Other articles:
• Welch Ditch:   at road;
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   along trail;
Full Size ImageField trip waits out a shower.
Full Size ImageEvolvulus nuttallianus seen along the Welch Ditch  

 

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Colorado Native Plant Society field trip to the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon.

   

 

Monday, 30 May 2022, Memorial Day

Memorial Day service at Rockland Church and beautiful view from the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Locations: Rockland Cemetery.
Full Size ImageHolstein plot at the Rockland Cemetary.  

  Holstein plot at the Rockland Cemetary. Ralston plot in the background.

Locations: Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum.
Full Size ImageGolden from the Buffalo Bill Museum.
Full Size ImageDenver from the Buffalo Bill Museum.  

  View from Buffalo Bill Museum.

 

Other articles:
• 8th Avenue:   at Edgar Mine;
• Colorado Boulevard:   at 9th;

Locations: Edgar Mine. Idaho Springs.
Full Size ImagePhysaria vitulifera at the Edgar Mine.  

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Visited the Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs as a possible collecting locality for Physaria vitulifera.
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Physaria vitulifera at the Edgar Mine.
Full Size Image
Edgar Mine from the opposite ridge.
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West end of Idaho Springs
Full Size Image
Central Idaho Springs

   

 

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Weeding at DeLong Park.

 

Other articles:
• Crawford Street:   at curve;

Locations: Apex Park - Northern Parcel. City of Golden Parcel 40-102-01-032.
Full Size ImageCity of Golden, Jefferson County, and Stonebridge parcels.  

 

Friday, 10 June 2022

Apex north and adjacent Golden parcel.
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Boundary between Apex Park and Stonebridge HOA
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Boundary between Apex Park and Stonebridge HOA

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2788, Rhamnus cathartica
Full Size ImageFlower of Coll. No. 2788, Rhamnus cathartica  
2788    Rhamnus cathartica.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Rhamnaceae

Rhamnus cathartica L.  European Buckthorn.

Apex Park - Northern Parcel, Jefferson County, Colorado. Just insude the northeast corner of Apex Park - North, about 61 m. from the northeast property corner, 4.43 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden 39.7251N, 105.2171W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1842 m. Lf. margin crenate, teeth with dark gland, style 4-parted. Beside intermittent stream, edge of Prunus americana thicket, with Arctium minus and Cynoglossum officinale. At least three plants here. Introduced to Colorado; escaping from cultivation into canyons and along streams.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2788. 10-Jun-2022

  2789    Helianthus pumilus.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Helianthus pumilus Nutt.  Little Sunflower.

Apex Park - Northern Parcel, Jefferson County, Colorado. Along the northern border of the northwest corner, 250 m. from the northwest corner, and 4.37 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7254N, 105.2191W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1867 m. Shortgrass prairie with Artemisia frigida, A. ludoviciana, Heterotheca villosa, Opuntia polyacantha, Eriogonum umbellatum, Tradescantia occidentalis, and Bromus tectorum.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2789. 10-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2790, Opuntia polyacantha, 10 Jun 2022  
2790    Opuntia polyacantha
  2791    Lithospermum occidentale.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Boraginaceae

Lithospermum occidentale (Mack.) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes.  Western Marbleseed.

Apex Park - Northern Parcel, Jefferson County, Colorado. Near bottom of unnamed gulch, along the border with Stonebridge HOA, 256 m. west of the northeast corner, 4.37 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7254N, 105.2192W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1862 m. In a thicket of Prunus americana and Rhus trilobata

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2791. 10-Jun-2022

  2792    Sphaeralcea coccinea.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Malvaceae

Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.  Cowboy's Delight.

Apex Park - Northern Parcel, Jefferson County, Colorado. Near the north border with Stonebridge HOA, 220 m. west southwest from the corner, 4.47 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7248N, 105.2186W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1867 M. Across the top of a small alluvial ridge, also here: Artemisia dracunculus, Helianthus pumilus, Xanthisma spinulosum, Alyssum simplex, Bromus tectorum, and Hesperostipa comata.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2792. 10-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2793, Crepis occidentalis (golf balls for scale).  
2793    Crepis occidentalis.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Crepis occidentalis Nutt.  Largeflower Hawksbeard.

City of Golden Parcel 40-102-01-032, Jefferson County, Colorado. Small (1.7 ac) parcel deeded to the city as part of the Tripp Ranch development, sandwiched between Jefferson County Open Space, Stonebridge HOA open space, and private residences, accessed from Crawford St., 4.41 km. south of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7253N, 105.2159W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1856 m. Subspecies costata (A. Gray) Babcock & Stebbins, if infraspecific names are to be applied.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2793. 10-Jun-2022

 

Locations: Edgar Mine.  

 

Monday, 13 June 2022

Edgar Mine, Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Six collections of Physaria vitulifera Rydb. made within a radius of 60 to 150 meters of the main portal of the Edgar Mine. Five other collections of associated species. Thirty-eight observations of other species; see the Location record for a list.


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2794, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageFruit of Coll. No. 2794, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageLeaves of Coll. No. 2794, Physaria vitulifera  
2794    Physaria vitulifera.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901.  Roundtip Twinpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 153 m. east southeast of the mine portal, 1.36 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7473N, 105.5241W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2392 m. Southeast facing slope, with Juniperus scoparia and Cercocarpus montanus. Leaves collected for DNA analysis. Approximate topotype.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2794. 13-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2795, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageFruit of Coll. No. 2795, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageLeaves of Coll. No. 2795, Physaria vitulifera  
2795    Physaria vitulifera.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901.  Roundtip Twinpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 140 m. east of the mine portal, 1.37 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7475N, 105.5241W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2402 m. With Juniperus scoparia and Cercocarpus montanus. Basal leaves removed for DNA analysis. Approximate topotype.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2795. 13-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2796, Physaria montana.  
2796    Physaria montana.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria montana (A. Gray) Greene.  Mountain Bladderpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 138 m. east of the mine portal, 1.37 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7475N, 105.5241W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2416 m. East-facing, moderately steep slope, with Juniperus scoparia and Cercocarpus montanus. Seven basal leaves removed for DNA analysis. The plants are all small here, perhaps because of the very dry April.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2796. 13-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2797, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2797, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageFruit of Coll. No. 2797, Physaria vitulifera  
2797    Physaria vitulifera.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901.  Roundtip Twinpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 134 m. east of the mine portal, 1.38 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7475N, 105.5242W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2416 m. East-facing, moderately steep slope, with Juniperus scoparia and Cercocarpus montanus. Eight basal leaves removed for DNA analysis.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2797. 13-Jun-2022

Full Size Image
Basal leaf of Coll. No. 2797, Physaria vitulifera

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2798, Packera fendleri  
2798    Packera fendleri.

Plants of Colorado
Asteraceae

Packera fendleri (A. Gray) W.A. Weber & . Lve.  Fendler’s Ragwort.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 116 m. east southeast of the mine portal, 1.39 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7474N, 105.5244W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2422 m. South-facing, open rocky slope, with Juniperus scoparia and Cercocarpus montanus. Collected while collecting approximate topotypes of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987).

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2798. 13-Jun-2022

  2799    Scutellaria brittonii.

Plants of Colorado
Lamiaceae

Scutellaria brittonii Porter.  Britton's Skullcap.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 174 m. south of the mine portal, 1.47 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7465N, 105.5257W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2417 m. South-facing, open rocky slope, with Juniperus scoparia and Cercocarpus montanus. Collected while collecting approximate topotypes of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987).

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2799. 13-Jun-2022

  2800    Penstemon virens.

Plants of Colorado
Plantaginaceae

Penstemon virens Pennell ex Rydb.  Front Range Beardtongue.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 200 m. south of the mine portal, 1.48 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7463N, 105.5259W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2419 m. South-facing, open rocky slope, with Pinus ponderosa and Cercocarpus montanus. Collected while collecting approximate topotypes of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987).

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2800. 13-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2801, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2801, Physaria vitulifera.
Full Size ImageBasal leaves of Coll. No. 2801, Physaria vitulifera.  
2801    Physaria vitulifera.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901.  Roundtip Twinpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 155 m. southwest of the portal, 1.58 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs 39.747N, 105.5265W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2444 m. Single plant in a clump of Carex inops var. heliophila at the base of a Cercocarpus montanus. Approximate topotype of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987). Eight basal leaves were removed and delivered to KHD for DNA analysis.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2801. 13-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2802, Arabis pycnocarpa var. pycnocarpa.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2802, Arabis pycnocarpa var. pycnocarpa.  
2802    Boechera sp.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Arabis pycnocarpa M. Hopkins var. pycnocarpa.  Cream Flower Rockcress.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 187 m. west northwest of the portal, 1.69 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs 39.748N, 105.527W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2450 m. Basal leaves not withered, hairs simple, flowers light yellow. In the bank of a road below Ponderosa pines. Collected while collecting approximate topotypes of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987).

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2802. 13-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2803, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2803, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2803, Physaria vitulifera.  
2803    Physaria vitulifera.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901.  Roundtip Twinpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 141 m. northwest of the primary portal, 1.65 km. west northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs 39.748N, 105.5266W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2444 m. Growing on a dirt mining road berm. Approximate topotype of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987). Eight basal leaves removed and distributed to KHD for DNA analysis.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2803. 13-Jun-2022

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Basal leaves of Coll. No. 2803, Physaria vitulifera.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2804, Physaria vitulifera
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2804, Physaria vitulifera.
Full Size ImageBasal leaves of Coll. No. 2804, Physaria vitulifera.  
2804    Physaria vitulifera.

Plants of Colorado
Brassicaceae

Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 278. 1901.  Roundtip Twinpod.

Edgar Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado. 61 m. north of the main portal of the Edgar Mine, 1.54 km. northwest of the GNIS location of Idaho Springs. 39.7481N, 105.5254W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2430 m. Three caudices of (maybe) one plant. Growing in fractures of rocks in a road cut. No other taxa in this cut. Approximate topotype of Physaria vitulifera (P. A. Rydberg, s.n., 26 Aug 1895, NY185631, NY185632, RM1987). Eight basal leaves removed and distributed to KHD for DNA analysis.

Collected by permit: Colorado School of Mines, Edgar Mine 2022, issued: May 31, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2804. 13-Jun-2022

 

Locations: Coal Creek. Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.
Full Size ImageEchinocereus viridiflorus on a terrace of Coal Creek.
Full Size ImageTerrace of Coal Creek in Jefferson County.  

 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Ranson/Edwards
  2805    Physocarpus montanus.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Rosaceae

Physocarpus monogynus (Torr.) J.M. Coult.  Mountain Ninebark.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. On an abandoned terrace of Coal Creek, approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road, then 440 m. east on an high pressure gas line service road to Coal Creek. 39.8833N, 105.2592W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1933 m. Terrace on southeast side of Coal Creek with Prunus virginiana and Salix exigua. Also collected nearby: Hesperis matronalis and Vitis riparia. Collected while searching the banks of Coal Creek for Humulus lupulus “Wild Hops.”

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2805. 15-Jun-2022

  2806    River grape sterile. Some parts combined with the next.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2807, Vitis riparia
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2807, Vitis riparia  
2807    River grape in flower.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Vitaceae

Vitis riparia Michx.  Riverbank Grape.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. On a terrace of Coal Creek, approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road, then 440 m. east on an high pressure gas line service road to Coal Creek. 39.8833N, 105.2597W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1930 m. In flower. Sprawling on the ground and growing on Rhus trilobata under Populus angustifolia.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2807. 15-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2808, Hesperis matronalis  
2808    Hesperis matronalis.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Brassicaceae

Hesperis matronalis L.  Dame's Rocket.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road to a high pressure gas line service road, then 356 m.southeast to a terrace on the right bank of Coal Creek. 39.8828N, 105.2599W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1934 m. Growing in a thicket of Prunus virginiana and Crataegus succulenta. Colorado Noxious Weed List B.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2808. 15-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2809, Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2809, Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior.  
2809    Astragalus, maybe A. bisulcatus.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Fabaceae

Astragalus laxmannii Jacq. var. robustior (Hook.) Barneby & S. L. Welsh.  Prairie Milkvetch.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road to a high pressure gas line service road, about 215 m. east on the pipeline road. 39.8842N, 105.2605W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1939 m. Caulescent, 23-24 cm., hairs dolibriform, leaflets #17, 19 mm., terminal lflt jointed, calyx tube 5 mm., flowers 17 mm. Dry terrace above Coal Creek, with Koeleria macrantha.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2809. 15-Jun-2022

   

 

Monday, 20 June 2022

Weeding at DeLong Park

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2810, Knautia macedonica  
2810   

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Caprifoliaceae

Knautia macedonica Griesb.  Macedonian scabious.

Delong Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. In the unreconstructed portion of the park, below the houses on Lookout View Court, 1.81 km. southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7481N, 105.2081W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1764 m. Flowers deep red. Probably a garden escapee, now naturalized.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2810. 20-Jun-2022

 

Locations: Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.  

 

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Ranson/Edwards
  2811    Amorpha fruticosa.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Fabaceae

Amorpha fruticosa L.  False Indigo.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Abandoned channel of Coal Creek, approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road to a high pressure gas line service road, then about 520 m. east. 39.8846N, 105.2583W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1922 m. Shrub, 2 m. tall. with Crataegus succulenta and Populus angustifolia.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2811. 21-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2812, Populus angustifolia.
Full Size ImageBud scales of Coll. No. 2812, Populus angustifolia.  
2812    Salix sp.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Salicaceae

Populus angustifolia E. James.  Narrowleaf Cottonwood.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Bar of abandoned channel of Coal Creek, approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road to a high pressure gas line service road, then about 520 m. east. 39.8845N, 105.2583W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1922 m. With Amorpha fruticosa and Crataegus succulenta

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2812. 21-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2813, Papaver orientale.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2813, Papaver orientale.
Full Size ImageCapsules of Coll. No. 2813, Papaver orientale.  
2813    Very large, bright red poppy.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Papaveraceae

Papaver orientale L.  Oriental Poppy.

Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park, Jefferson County, Colorado. Bar of abandoned channel of Coal Creek, approximately 1.6 mi. west on CO Highway 72 from CO Highway 93 to Plainview Road, 0.8 mi. generally north on Plainview Road to a high pressure gas line service road, then about 500 m. east northeast. 39.8851N, 105.2579W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1923 m. Approx. 30 flowering stems, petals bright red with purple spot, stamens dark purple. Also collected in the lower channel: Apocynum floribundum, Amorpha fruticosa, Populus angustifolia, and Vitis riparia.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2813. 21-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageSmall vine of Humulus lupulus  
  Small vine of hops Humulus lupulus on a bar of Coal Creek.

   

 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

 

Other articles:
• 8th Street:   at 8th St Aparts.;
Full Size ImageTribulus terrestris growing in a crack between sidewalk and wall.  

  Saw some of this on the walk home from the Community Center.

Other articles:
• 5th Street:   near Maple;
Full Size ImageCultivated Knautia macedonica beside driveway.  

  Knautia macedonica (L.) J. M. Coult. in the front yard of 1202 5th Street.

 

Locations: Tin Cup Ridge.  

 

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Tin Cup Ridge
  2815    Hymenopappus filifolia var. polycephalus.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Asteraceae

Hymenopappus filifolius Hook. var. polycephalus (Osterh.) B.L. Turner.  Many-Headed Fine-Leaved Wooly-White.

Tin Cup Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Lower east slope of the hogback locally called Tin Cup Ridge, the northward extension of Dinosaur Ridge into Golden, 6.33 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7139N, 105.2042W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1855 m. Mixed grasses and forbs with: Rhus trilobata, Artemisia ludoviciana, Heterotheca villosa, Amelanchier alnifolia, and Bromus japonicus.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2815. 28-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2816, Cercocarpus montanus.  
2816    Cercocarpus montanus.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Rosaceae

Cercocarpus montanus Raf.  Alder-Leaf Mountain Mahogany.

Tin Cup Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. On the east side, mid-slope, of the hogback locally called Tin Cup Ridge, the northward extension of Dinosaur Ridge into Golden, 6.52 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7125N, 105.2041W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1904 m. Common shrub, to 2 m., on open, rocky slopes. Past-flowering, with developing fruit. Also here: Rhus trilobata, Artemisia ludoviciana, Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens, and Heterotheca villosa.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2816. 28-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2817, Rumex crispus  
2817    Rumex crispus.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Polygonaceae

Rumex crispus L.  Curley Dock.

Tin Cup Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. On the east side, steep mid-slope, of the hogback locally called Tin Cup Ridge, the northward extension of Dinosaur Ridge into Golden, 6.55 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7123N, 105.204W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1910 m. Most basal leaves withered. Growing with: Rhus trilobata, Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens, and Cercocarpus montanus

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2817. 28-Jun-2022


Full Size ImageFruit of Coll. No. 2818, Amelanchier alnifolia.  
2818    Amelanchier alnifolia.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Rosaceae

Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem.  Saskatoon Serviceberry.

Tin Cup Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Top of steep slope, east side of ridge, hogback locally called Tin Cup Ridge, the northward extension of Dinosaur Ridge into Golden, 6.99 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7094N, 105.2029W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1948 m. Small shrubs to 1 m., forming fruit. With Cercocarpus montanus.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2818. 28-Jun-2022

  2819    Aristida purpurea.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Poaceae

Aristida purpurea Nutt. var. longiseta (Steud.) Vasey.  Purple Threeawn.

Tin Cup Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Top of ridge of a hogback locally called Tin Cup Ridge, the northward extension of Dinosaur Ridge into Golden, 6.97 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7094N, 105.2029W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1949 m. Long awns. In a small depression that may hold water at least part of the year, with Plantago patagonica. Collections of this grass in Golden s.l. are commonly var. longiseta.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2819. 28-Jun-2022

  2819.1    Plantago sp.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Plantaginaceae

Plantago patagonica Jacq.  Woolly Plantain.

Tin Cup Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado. Top of ridge of a hogback locally called Tin Cup Ridge, the northward extension of Dinosaur Ridge into Golden, 6.97 km. south southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7094N, 105.2029W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1949 m. In a small depression that may hold water at least part of the year, with Aristida purpurea var. longiseta. Also collected in the rocks nearby, Delphinium nuttallianum, Amelanchier alnifolia, and Rubus deliciosus.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2819.1 28-Jun-2022

 

Locations: Lippincott Ranch. Lippincott Ranch (North).
Full Size ImageHabitat of Corallorhiza maculata
Full Size ImageProsartes trachycarpa S. Watson  

 

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Lippincott Ranch with John Vickery.
Full Size Image
Lactuca ludoviciana (?)
Full Size Image
John Vickery in a patch of Smilax lasioneuron
  2820    Viola, maybe V. adunca.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Violaceae

Viola sp., cf. V. canadensis L.  Canadian White Violet.

Lippincott Ranch, Jefferson County, Colorado. About mid-way between Bull Gulch and the county boundary, 1.74 km. north northwest of the main gate, 23.4 km. north northwest of Golden 39.9108N, 105.2783W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2035 m. Edge of a dry watercourse, in deep ponderosa pine forest duff. Also collected here: Symphoricarpos rotundifolius and Lactuca serriola.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2820. 2-Jul-2022

  2821    Lactuca seriola.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Asteraceae

Lactuca serriola L.  Prickly Lettuce.

Lippincott Ranch, Jefferson County, Colorado. About mid-way between Bull Gulch and the county boundary, 1.74 km. north northwest of the main gate, 23.4 km. north northwest of Golden 39.9107N, 105.2782W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2034 m. Stem prickly. Leaves, entire, margins and mid-rib prickly. Flowers, yellow. Edge of a dry watercourse, in deep ponderosa pine forest duff. Also collected here: Symphoricarpos rotundifolius and Viola sp., cf. V. canadensis.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2821. 2-Jul-2022

  2822    Symphoricarpos rotundifolius.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Caprifoliaceae

Symphoricarpos rotundifolius A. Gray.  Roundleaf Snowberry.

Lippincott Ranch, Jefferson County, Colorado. About mid-way between Bull Gulch and the county boundary, 1.74 km. north northwest of the main gate, 23.4 km. north northwest of Golden. 39.9108N, 105.2783W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2036 m. Developing fruit, few in number, mostly terminal, though some in axils. Near a dry watercourse in open ponderosa pine forest.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2022, issued: Apr 5, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2822. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2823, Clematis, c.f. C. hirsutissima.  
2823    Clematis, with finely divided leaves.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Ranunculaceae

Clematis c.f. C. hirsutissima Pursh.  Hairy Clematis, Sugar Bowls.

Lippincott Ranch, Jefferson County, Colorado. Northern part of the ranch in Boulder County, 2.3 km. north northwest of the main gate, 23.9 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.9141N, 105.2803W. WS 1984 Elev. 2061 m. Finely divided leaf, 2-3 times pinnately compound. Moderate northeast slope in ponderosa pine woodland, also seen nearby Corallorhiza maculata and Jamesia americana.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2823. 2-Jul-2022

  2824    Jamesia americana

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Hydrangeaceae

Jamesia americana Torr. & A. Gray.  Fivepetal Cliffbush.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. In boulders on ridge above south fork of Spring Brook, 2.75 km. south of Eldorado Springs, 23.9 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden 39.9142N, 105.2806W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2062 m. Also collected nearby: Heuchera bracteata, Clematis hirsutissima, and Urtica dioica.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2824. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2825, Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus.  
2825    Elymus sp.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Poaceae

Elymus glaucus Buckley ssp. glaucus.  Blue Wild Rye.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Northern portion of the ranch in Boulder County, base of boulders above south fork of Spring Creek, 2.33 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.67 km. south southwest of Eldorado Springs. 39.9144N, 105.2809W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2060 m. Ponderosa pine forest, also collected here Jamesia americana, Urtica dioica, and Heuchera bracteata.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2825. 2-Jul-2022

Coll. No, 2825, 2 July 2022, characters observed: Perennial grass, to 85 cm., not rhizomatous; Cauline nodes visible; Sheath open; Ligule membraneous, 1 mm.; Auricles absent; Blade 250 mm. × 13 mm. wide, flat, lax; Inflorescence, 1 per culm, two-sided spike, straight or slightly curved but not drooping; Spikelets, 2 per node, sessile; Disarticulation between the florets; Glumes, lower, 10 mm. + awn 2-4 mm., veins 1, upper 12 mm. + awn 2-4 mm., ±= lowest floret, veins 5; Florets, 3 per spikelet; Lemma, 10 mm., awns 1, 16 mm., slightly curved; Palea, 9 mm., <lemma, tip bifid.


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2826, Heuchera bracteata.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2826, Heuchera bracteata.  
2826    Heuchera bracteata.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Dryopteridaceae

Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott.  Male Fern.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Northern portion of the ranch in Boulder County, very close to the western parcel boundary, base of boulders above south fork of Spring Creek, 2.33 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.67 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9144N, 105.2811W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2060 m. Ponderosa pine forest, also collected here: Jamesia americana, Heuchera bracteata, Urtica dioica, and Elymus glaucus.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2826.1 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2826.1, Dryopteris filix-mas.
Full Size ImageFruiting bodies of Coll. No. 2826.1, Dryopteris filix-mas.  
2826.1    “Male fern”

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Dryopteridaceae

Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott.  Male Fern.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Northern portion of the ranch in Boulder County, very close to the western parcel boundary, base of boulders above south fork of Spring Creek, 2.33 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.67 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9144N, 105.2811W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2060 m. Ponderosa pine forest, also collected here: Jamesia americana, Heuchera bracteata, Urtica dioica, and Elymus glaucus.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2826.1 2-Jul-2022

  2827    Utrica dioica.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Urticaceae

Urtica dioica L. ssp. gracilis (Aiton) Seland.  Stinging Nettle.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Northern portion of the ranch in Boulder County, very close to the western parcel boundary, in streambed of south fork of Spring Creek, 2.32 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.68 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9143N, 105.2809W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2066 m. Ponderosa pine forest, also collected nearby: dryopteris filix-mas, Jamesia americana, Heuchera bracteata, and Elymus glaucus.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2827. 2-Jul-2022

  2828    Silene, dioecious.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Caryophyllaceae

Silene latifolia Poir.  Bladder Campion.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Bank of south fork of Spring Brook, 2.35 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.63 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9146N, 105.2807W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2065 m. Lippincott Ranch is jointly owned by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2828. 2-Jul-2022

  2829    Glyceria sp.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Poaceae

Glyceria elata (Rydb.) M. E. Jones.  Fowl Manna Grass.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. In the streambed of the south fork of Spring Brook, 2.38 km. north northwest of the main gate, and 2.56 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.915N, 105.2799W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2052 m. Streambed shaded by Ponderosa pines, previously collected nearby: Corylus cornuta, Circaea alpina, and Parietaria pensylvanica. Prosartes trachycarpa also observed nearby.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2829. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2830, Ranunculus macounii.  
2830    Ranunculus macounii.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Ranunculaceae

Ranunculus macounii Britton.  Macoun's Buttercup.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Rooted in water of the south fork of Spring Brook, 2.41 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.55 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9151N, 105.2802W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2050 m. Shade streambed under ponderosa pines, previously collected nearby: Corylus cornuta, Circaea alpina, Parietaria pensylvanica, and Glyceria elata. Prosartes trachycarpa also observed nearby.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2830. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2831, Papaver orientale.  
2831    Leaves, likely Papaver orientale.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Papaveraceae

Papaver orientale L.  Oriental Poppy.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. In deep shade beside north fork of Spring Brook, 2.49 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.49 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9156N, 105.2805W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2042 m. Sterile.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2831. 2-Jul-2022

  2832    Mentha spicata.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Lamiaceae

Mentha spicata L.  Spearmint.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Middle of small swampy area on the north fork of Spring Brook, 2.52 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.45 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9159N, 105.2803W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2045 m. Very short petioles. Sterile, identified by “spearmint” smell and taste at time of collection. Deep forest shade, also seen or collected nearby: Ligusticum porteri, Papaver orientale, and Populus tremuloides.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2832. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2833, Ligusticum porteri  
2833    Ligusticum porteri.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Apiaceae

Ligusticum porteri J.M. Coult. & Rose.  Porter's Licorice-Root.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Along the north fork of Spring Brook, 2.53 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.42 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.916N, 105.28W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2037 m. Sunny spot, more plants in vegetative state in shade.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2833. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2834, Antennaria neglecta.  
2834    Antennaria, maybe A. neglecta.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Asteraceae

Antennaria neglecta Greene.  Field Pussy-Toes.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. In shade along the north fork of Spring Brook, 2.56 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.36 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9164N, 105.2793W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2023 m. Leaves adaxial glabrous, abaxial tomentose. Lippincott Ranch is jointly owned by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vikery 2834. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2835, Erigeron divergens.  
2835    Erigeron divergens.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Asteraceae

Erigeron divergens Torr. & A. Gray.  Spreading Fleabane.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Left bank of the north fork of Spring Brook, 2.59 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.31 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9167N, 105.2791W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2019 m. Sunny spot among ponderosa pines above the creek, also collected or seen nearby: Humulus lupulus, Rumex acetosella, Castilleja rhexifolia, and Smilax lasioneuron. Lippincott Ranch is jointly owned by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2835. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2836, Rosa eglanteria.  
2836    Rosa eglantera

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Rosaceae

Rosa eglanteria L.  Sweetbriar Rose.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. Right bank of the north fork of Spring Brook, 2.56 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.33 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9165N, 105.2785W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2011 m. Leaves abaxial dense glandular-stipitate. Open ponderosa pine forest. Lippincott Ranch is jointly owned by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2836. 2-Jul-2022


Full Size ImageDiagnosis of Coll. No. 2837, Schedonorus arundinaceus.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2837, Schedonorus arundinaceus.  
2837    Grass.

Plants of Lippincott Ranch
Boulder and Jefferson Counties, Colorado
Poaceae

Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.  Tall Fescue.

Lippincott Ranch (North), Boulder County, Colorado. South fork of Spring Brook, 2.36 km. north northwest of the main gate, 2.51 km. south southwest of the GNIS location of Eldorado Springs. 39.9152N, 105.2779W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2009 m. Edge of ponderosa pine woodland, just above the creek. Lippincott Ranch is jointly owned by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space.

Collected by permit: Boulder OSMP, issued: May 27, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2837. 2-Jul-2022

  2838    Galium boreale
  2839    Pseudogna
  2840    hybrid Potentilla
  2841    Bromus, maybe B. sterilis
  2842    Elymus repens or E. lanceolatus.

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Poaceae

Elymus repens (L.) Gould.  Quack Grass.

Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado. Private garden on Garden Street, in well of tree, and other slopes, 1.06 km. north of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7648N, 105.2234W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1759 m.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2022, issued: Mar 17, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Cathy Hansen-Stamp 2842. 4-Jul-2022

Coll. No. 2842, 4 July 2022, characters observed: Perennial grass, 60-130 cm., rhizomatous; Stem, herbaceous; Internodes, hollow, glabrous; Leaves, sheath and blade differentiated Sheath, 120 mm., open, margin not ciliate; Ligule, membraneous, 0.4  mm.; Auricles, absent; Blade, 150 mm. × 8.5-9.0 mm. wide, not lax, involute, distal adaxial surface sparsely pilose over veins; Inflorescence, 1 per culm, >leaves, 2-sided spike, 130-150 mm. × 9 mm. wide, Rachis, not extended, glaucus, scabrous on sides; Spikelets, many, 18-22 mm. × 6 mm. wide, overlapping 10 mm., similar, 1 per node, sessile; Glumes, lower, 11 mm., veins, #5, bases, terete, upper, 12 mm., <lowest floret, veins, 6(!, probably 7), rounded, membraneous, awns, 0; Florets, 8 per spikelet, at least first 4 bisexual; Rachilla, hairy, not extended; Lemma, 10.5 mm., >glumes, lanceolate, rolled to barely keeled distally, glabrous to barely scabrous distally, green, veins, #7, awn-like tip, ±1 mm., straight; Palea, 9 mm., <lemma, membraneous, keel, ciliate, veins, green; Anthers, 5.3-5.7 mm.; Stigma, feathery; Achene, unknown;

 

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).  

 

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Tucker Gulch, from North Ford Street to US Highway 93.
  2843    Bromus inermis
  2844    Veronica, probably V. anagallis-aquatica
  2845    Prunus virginiana (/)
  2846    Undetermined
  2847    Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
  2847.1    Nasturtium officinale

 

Locations: Kelsey Campground. Morrison Creek.  

 

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Kelsey Campground to Morrison Creek.
  2848    Erigeron, buds nodding.
  2849    Tall Boraginaceae, with hooked prickles on the nutlets.
  2850    Geranium, with white petals.
  2850.1    Erigeron, same as Coll. No. 2848
  2851    “Monkshood”
  2852    Death Camas
  2853    Unknown, maybe Polemoniaceae(?)
  2854    Death Camas
  2855    Aquilegia coerulea
  2856    Castilleja, probably C. integra, but deeper red than most.
  2857    Small annual Gentian
  2858    Packera, probably P. fendleri

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:   along the road;

Locations: Salt Creek.
Full Size ImageValley of Salt Creek, looking toward Antero Reservoir.  

 

Monday, 18 July 2022

Salt Creek, Park County
Full Size Image
Artificial beaver ponds constructed on Salt Creek.

Other articles:
CLOSED Forest Road 435A:   at Coll. No. 2859.;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2859, Penstemon teucrioides.  

2859    A new (to me) Penstemon
  2860    Soft hairy brome
  2861    Packera fendleri
  2862    The same Penstemon, very common.

Other articles:
CLOSED Forest Road 435A:  74999;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2863, Platenthera sp.  

2863    Platanthera sp.
  2864    Potentilla, maybe P. pennsylvanica
  2865    Oenothera suffrutescens
  2866    Mentzelia sp.

Other articles:
CLOSED Forest Road 435A:   at Coll. No. 2867.;  

2867    Campanula parryi

Other articles:
CLOSED Forest Road 435A:  at col loc;  

2868    Oenothera sp.

Other articles:
CLOSED Forest Road 435A:  at col loc;  

2869    Physaria sp.
  2870    Androsace, probably A. septentrionalis

 

Locations: West Tennessee Creek.  

 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

West Tennessee Creek
  2871    Astragalus sp.
  2872    Lupinus sp.
  2873    Zigadenus elegans
  2873.1    Potentilla sp., somewhat confused.
  2873.2    A brome-like grass that reminds me of Schizachne purpurescens.
  2874    White Phlox, maybe P. hoodii.
  2875    Agoseris aurantica, much smaller than I though they would be.
  2876    Eriogonum umbellatum var. majus
  2877    Eremogone, maybe E. congesta
  2877.1    Stellaria sp. ???
  2878    Unknown; I would have thought something in the Rhamnaceae.
  2879    Pedicularis groenlandica
  2879.1    Sorta looks like Bistorta, so maybe B. vivipara

Locations: West Tennessee Creek.
Full Size ImagePicnic table parts at the end of the road.
Full Size ImageWest Tennessee Creek near the end of the road.  

  At the the of the road is a camping area that had a picnic table at one time.
  2880    Geum triflorum
  2880.1    Penstemon rydbergii

Full Size ImageWestward view on West Tennessee Creek.  
2881    Fringe cups?
  2882    Wintergreen

 

Other articles:
• CO-82:   at Brumley;

Locations: Brumley. Leadville.
Full Size ImageLeadville in the morning.  

 

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Brumley, and around.
Full Size Image
Brumley still a beautiful place.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2883, Penstemon whippleanus at Brumley.  
2883    Penstemon whippleanus
  2884    Metensia lanceolata
  2885    Aconitum columbianum

Other articles:
• CO-82:   at pullout;
Full Size ImageCollecting locality just a half mile north of Brumley.  

  Relocate to next stop, about 1/2 mile north on CO 82, and on the east side of the road.
  2886    Erigonum umbellatum var. majus
  2887    Aquilegia coerulea
  2888    Linum lewisii
  2888.1    Erysimum capitatum
  2889    Campanula rotundifolia
  2890    Fern
    Back at Brumley

Other articles:
• CO-82:   at Brumley;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2891, Pedicularis groenlandica  

2891    Pedicularis groenlandica
  2892    Platanthera sp.
  2893    Geum macrophyllum
  2894    “Marsh Marigold” growing above the creek

Other articles:
• CO-82:   at view of reservoir;

Locations: Twin Lakes Reservoir.
Full Size ImageTwin Lakes Reservoir and the canyon of Lake Creek.  

  Overview and information booth for Twin Lakes Reservoir.

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 189:   on the road;

Locations: Tennessee Park. Unnamed Gulch 1.
Full Size ImageView across Tennessee Park to Mount Massive.  

 

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Small meadow along Forest Road 189.
Full Size Image
View across Tennessee Park to Mount Massive, a little later in the day.
  2895    Eriogonum umbellatum var. majus
  2896    Erigeron sp., maybe E. glacialis.
  2897    Koeleria macrantha ?

Other articles:
• Forest Road 189:   on the road;
Full Size ImageBlue Copper on Coll. No. 2898, Dasiophora fruticosa.  

2898    Dasiophora fruticosa
  2899    Populus tremuloides
  2900    Phlox, maybe P. hoodii

Other articles:
• Forest Road 189:   on the road;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2901, Calochortus gunnisonii  

2901    Calochortus gunnisonii
  2902    Potentilla, probably P. hippiana.
  2903    Some kind of sunflower with nodding flowers, maybe Helianthella quinquenervis
  2904    Orthocarpus luteus
  2905    Pedicularis parryi
  2906    Penstemon procerus

 

Locations: Delong Park.  

 

Thursday, 18 Aug 2022

Weeding at DeLong Park.
  2907    Cenchrus sp. ?
  2908    Ambrosia sp.
  2909    “Stink Grass”
    Stinkgrass.
  2911    We found more bur grass.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageA branch fell out of our huge Silver Maple.  

 

Thursday 8 September 2022

Weeding at DeLong Park.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2912, Panicum miliaceum.  
2912    Panicum milliaceum.
  2913    Echinochloa sp.

   

 

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Weeding at DeLong Park
  2914    Cycloloma atriplicifolium, in red.
  2915    Cycloloma atriplicifolium, in green.
  2916    Ambrosia artemisifolia.

 

Locations: Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.
Full Size ImageColorado Native Plant Society field trip to Jewell parcel.
Full Size ImageRanson/Edwards as seen from the east.  

 

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Field trip with Colorado Native Plant Society.

 

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   near crossing;   at 2nd;

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageUpper end of social trail.  

 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Full Size Image
Lower end of social trail.
Full Size Image
Recent yard waste yeated into the city open space.
 

 
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2917, Artemisia absinthum.  

2917   

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Have been watching this plant in a neighbor's garden. It is clearly an Artemisia but one that I am not familiar with. Went today to collect some and key it out.

Artemisia absinthum.

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 6:   in Woodside;   at Price;

Locations: Beckwith Plateau. Price.
Full Size ImageBeckwith Plateau from the side of US Highway 6.  

 

Friday, 23 September 2022

Golden, CO to Price, UT.

 

Other articles:
• Interstate 15:  17700;

Locations: Layton. Price.  

 

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Price, UT to Layton, UT

Other articles:
• UT Highway 96:   in Scofield;

Locations: Scofield.
Full Size ImageInterpretive site in Scofield, Utah.  

   

Other articles:
• UT Highway 96:   at Mtn Vw CG;

Locations: Scofield Reservoir.
Full Size ImageScofield Reservoir from Mountain View Campground  

  Potty break at Scofield State Park, Mountain View Campground.

Locations: Helper.
Full Size ImageThe Western Mining and Railroad Museum in Helper, Utah.
Full Size ImageMain Street, Helper, Carbon County, Utah  

  Helper, the Western Mining and Railroad Museum.

The 2-story annex building has been added since I visited in 2008.

 

Locations: Layton.  

 

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Layton, UT

Other articles:
• W. Antelope Drive:  41000;

Locations: Antelope Island.
Full Size ImageView northeast to the mainland from the Visitor Center at Antelope Island.  

   

Other articles:
• Buffalo Point Road:  30000;

Locations: Buffalo Point.
Full Size ImageView south from Buffalo Point, across white Rock Bay to Elephant Head.  

  Visit to Buffalo Point.
Full Size Image
Verbascum blattaria, common at Buffalo Point.
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Gutierrezia sarothrae, common at Buffalo Point.

Other articles:
• W. Antelope Drive:   mid-island;
Full Size ImageBison on Antelope Island.
Full Size ImageBison on Antelope Island.  

  Herds of bison on both sides of the road.

Other articles:
• W. Antelope Drive:  90000;
Full Size ImageFielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island.  

 

Fielding Garr Ranch

 

 

Other articles:
• US I-84:  Boise;

Locations: Boise. Layton.  

 

Monday, 26 September 2022

Layton, UT to Boise, ID

Other articles:
• US Hwy 30:   at Fossil Beds N M;

Locations: Hagerman Fossil Beds N. M..
Full Size ImageView of Hagerman Fossil Beds from window of Visitor's Center.  

  Stop at Haggerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor's Center
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Visitor's Center for Thousand Springs State Park & Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument.

Other articles:
• Bell Rapids Road:   at Snake R Olook;

Locations: Snake River.
Full Size ImageSnake River with Hagerman Fossil Beds beyond.  

 

Snake River Overlook

 

Other articles:
• Bell Rapids Road:   at Oregon Trl Olook;
Full Size ImageEmigrant Trail from Overlook.
Full Size ImageThe Snake River, downstream (northwest).  

 

Oregon Trail Overlook

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The Snake River, upstream to the east.
Full Size Image
Red-flowered variant of tumbleweed (Salsola tragus L.)
Full Size Image
Flowers of red-flowered variant of tumbleweed (Salsola tragus L.)
 

Other articles:
• US Hwy 30:   along the highway;

Locations: Snake River.
Full Size ImageValley of the Snake River, downstream.  

  Overlook along US Highway 30.
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Valley of the Snake River, upstream.
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Valley of the Snake River, just below the highway.

Locations: Boise.
Full Size ImageCheryl and Simone by the Tree of Gernika, Boise.  

  Dinner and a walk around downtown Boise with Simone.

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 20:  Bend;
• US Highway 97:  Bend;

Locations: Bend. Boise.  

 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Boise, ID to Bend, OR

Other articles:
• Sodhouse Lane:   at Malheur NWR;

Locations: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Full Size ImageNational Wildlife Refuge grounds.  

 

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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A small portion of the displays in the museum.
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Malheur Lake, mostly dry in September.
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Welcome to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
 

 

Locations: Bend. Yachats.  

 

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Bend, OR to Yachats, OR

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 20:  029990;   at Sisters;

Locations: Sisters.
Full Size ImageBroken Top and North Sister, from Sisters.  

  View of Broken Top and North Sister from the highway.

Other articles:
• Oregon Highway 242 “McKenzie Highway”:   28Sep 2022;
Full Size ImageMount Washington from the McKenzie Pass Highway.  

  View of Mount Washington

 

Other articles:
• Oregon Highway 242 “McKenzie Highway”:   at McKenzie Pass;

Locations: McKenzie Pass.
Full Size ImageMcKenzie Pass, elev. 5325 ft.  

 

McKenzie Pass

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Dee Wright Observatory at McKenzie Pass.
 

Other articles:
• Oregon Highway 242 “McKenzie Highway”:   near Scott Lake;

Locations: Scott Lake.
Full Size ImageScott Lake with North and Middle Sister in the distance.  

  Scott Lake

Other articles:
• Oregon Highway 126:   at wayside;
Full Size ImageMcKenzie River at Jennie B. Harris State Wayside.  

  Brief stop at Jennie B. Harris State Wayside.

Other articles:
• Oregon Highway 126:   near Belnap Bridge;
Full Size ImageBelnap Bridge on McKenzie River Drive (off the main highway).  

  Belnap Bridge

Full Size ImageThe converted garage we lived in, 1969-1971.  
  The converted garage we lived in from 1969 to 1971, 137 1/2 Sunshine Acres Drive.

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   at Yachats;

Locations: Yachats.  

 

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Yachats, OR

Locations: Yachats.
Full Size ImageThe Pacific coast at Yachats.  

  Walk along the bluffs in Yachats.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   at Cape Perpetua;   at Capt Cook Trlhd.;

Locations: Cape Perpetua.
Full Size ImageWaves and rocks through the fog.  

  On top of and around Cape Perpetua.
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Lichens and mosses on Sitka Spruce trunks.
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Waiting for the perfect shot at the Captain Cook Trailhead.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   at Yachats;

Locations: Yachats.
Full Size ImageLate lunch/early dinner at the Luna Sea Fish House (2022).  

  Lunch at the Luna Sea Fish House.

 

Locations: Albany. Yachats.  

 

Friday, 30 September 2022

Yachats, OR to Albany, OR

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   at interp. ctr.;

Locations: Waldport.
Full Size ImageAlsea Bay Bridge in Waldport.  

  View of the Alsea Bay Bridge and a short visit to the Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center (recommended).

Literature Cited:
- Centala, Maxine, 2013.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   at Seal Rocks;

Locations: Seal Rock.  

  Visit to Seal Rocks, generally thought to be formed by the Ginkgo Flow of the Columbia River Flood Basalts.
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Seal Rocks, view to the north.
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Seal Rocks, view to the south.
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Seal Rock, a basalt flow resting on Pliocene beach deposits.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   in Newport;   in Yaquina Bay;

Locations: Newport.
Full Size ImageYaquina Bay Lighthouse.  

  Newport
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Yaquina Bay Bridge

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   in Yaquina Bay;

Locations: Yaquina Bay.
Full Size ImageSea Lions in Yaquina Bay.  

  Walking along the docks in Yaquina Bay.
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Yaquina Bay, with a few sea lions on the rocks.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 101:   at Yaquina Head;

Locations: Yaquina Head.
Full Size ImageYaquina Head Lighthouse.  

  Lighthouse at Yaquina Head.

 

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 20:   in Albany;
• Interstate 15:   at state line;

Locations: Albany.  

 

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Albany, OR

Locations: Albany.
Full Size ImageThe Barn at Hickory Station -- where we got our afternoon meal.
Full Size ImageFamily photo, left to right, Cheryl, Melissa, Richard, Eric, Tom, and Martha.  

  Family visit and lunch at Martha & Richard's.

 

Locations: Albany. John Day.  

 

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Albany, OR to John Day, OR

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 20:   at Hse Rk CG;
Full Size ImageSaplings growing from an old trunk.  

  Pulled off the highway to sniff the forest.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 20:   at Hackleman Grove;
Full Size ImageTrail closed because of hazard trees.  

 

Hackleman Old Growth Grove.

Closed to use.

Other articles:
• US Hwy 26:   at Burnt Rch Rd;

Locations: Painted Hills.
Full Size ImagePainted Hills.  

  Painted Hills, part of John Day Fossil Beds N. M.
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Painted Hills.
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Purple beds of rhyolite at Painted Cove.
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Painted Cove, rhyolite at left, overlain by lake beds.

Other articles:
• Oregon Highway 19:   at V. C.;

Locations: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Full Size ImageSheep Rock, across from the Condon Paleontology Center  

  Stop at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center.

Locations: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.  

   

 

Other articles:
• Interstate 15:   at Exit 69;

Locations: John Day. Pocatello.  

 

Monday, 3 October 2022

John Day, OR to Pocatello, ID

Other articles:
• US I-84:  25000;
Full Size ImageWelcome to Idaho.  

  Into Idaho from Oregon.

Other articles:
• Interstate 15:   at Exit 69;

Locations: Pocatello.
Full Size ImageBrick 243 Gastropub and Thrive Artisanal Bowls and Wraps.  

  Monday night in Pocatello.

 

Locations: Pocatello.  

 

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Pocatello, ID to Golden, CO
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