Eastern Mojave Vegetation Field Notes (Continued)  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Literature Cited
   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.

 

 

   

 

2023

 

 

   

 

March 2023

 

Full Size ImageStep 1. Move the sprinklers and landscaping.  
 

Step 1. Move the landscaping and sprinklers.

 
Full Size ImageConcrete pavers in place, plants not moved yet.  

 

29 March 2023

Concrete pavers.


Full Size ImageTunnel cut through siding.  
 

2:18 PM, Tunnel cut through siding.


Full Size ImageOutside tunnel portal installed.  
 

4:05 PM, Tunnel portal installed.

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden). Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageHairy Willow Herb in Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageWild hops (Humulus lupulus) in Kinney Run.  

 

Walk in Kinney Run with Suzy Stutzmann and Laurel Starr.

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White Top plants arising from a rhizome.

   

 

31 March 2023

 

Locations: Dinosaur Ridge.  

 

Hogback Fire

Date Inc # Name Type Location Comment
3/31/2023 14:51 JEX-233
PN P59A (1522)
Hogback Wildfire Jefferson COunty, Hwy 93 Approx 3 miles North of Morrison, CA

 

   

 

April 2023

 

Full Size ImageFour foot block of pavers; plants moved.  
 

Four foot solid block of pavers.

 
Full Size ImageSenecio integerrimus weeded on Schweich Hill.  

 

2 April 2023

Weeding at Schweich Hill.


Full Size ImagePlants moved to new position.  
 

Some of the plants moved.

 
Full Size ImageAll the plants moved, but not the rock yet.  

 

3 April 2023

Moved the buckwheat and the Gaillardia. Moving the rock is next.

 
Full Size ImageAdded the shelf inside.  

 

6 April 2023

Built and installed the shelf.

 
Full Size ImageMoved the rock and completed the outline of pavers.
Full Size ImageSolny watches from the window.  

 

7 April 2023

Moved the rock and then completed the outline of the pavers. The tunnel has bubble wrap inside it to hold the carpet against the walls until the glue dries.

 
Full Size ImageSection 1 framed.  

 

9 April 2023

Framed Section 1.


Full Size ImageSection 1 frame primed.  
 

Primed Section 1. Note how I had to move it to prime the back sides.

 
Full Size ImageSection 1 painted and moved into place.  

 

11 April 2023

Section 1 painted (2 coats) and moved into place.

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageCrepis occidentalis (?) on Schweich Hill.  

 

10 April 2023

Weeding at Schweich Hill.

 

Other articles:
• Dakota Ridge Trail:   along ridge;   at viewpoint;   along ridge;  along trail.;   near jct.;

Locations: Dinosaur Ridge.
Full Size ImageNorthern edge of burned area.  

 

13 April 2023

Field trip to Dinosaur Ridge to review damage from Hogback Fire.

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Likely Toxicoscordion paniculatum whose leaf tips were scorched by the Hogback Fire (2023).
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View to the northwest of the Hogback Fire.
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Burned ponderosas and junipers at the observation site.
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Area burned by the Hogback Fire to the southwest.
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Area burned by the Hogback Fire to the northwest.
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Possible Physaria vitulifera bellii.
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View southward across the water gap after the Hogback Fire.
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View northward from burned to unburned areas.
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View northward across the water gap partially burned by the Hogback Fire.

Full Size ImageThe catio on 13 April 2023.  
 

Today I assembled and erected the back wall.

   

 

Saturday, 15 April 2023

 

Full Size ImageSolny and Myshka want to know when the catio will be finished.
Full Size ImageThe catio on 15 April 2023.  
 

Today's progress was to paint the front surfaces of the back wall.

   

 

Sunday, 16 April 2023

Front wall in place and primed.


Full Size ImageBasic framing and priming ot front wall.  
 

Basic framing on front wall.

   

 

Monday, 17 April 2023

 
   

DeLong Weedbuster work day and a supply run to Home Depot.


Full Size ImageDoor outline framed, plus some miscellaneous pieces for wire placement.  
 

Door framed and miscellaneous framing and pieces cut.

   

 

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

 

Full Size ImageOne coat of paint.  
 

Future tunnel portal framed. One coat of paint all over.

   

 

Wednesday, 19 April

 

Full Size ImageAll the framing in place. Second coat of paint. Also finished the door; primed and one coat of paint.  
 

Cool and windy today. Installed the last pre-painted frames, primed and one coat of paint on the door.

   

 

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023

 

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden).
Full Size ImageDeLong Park on Earth Day, April 22, 2023.  

 

Earth Day at DeLong Park sh=nowed out.

 
Full Size ImageStarting to frame the roof.  

 

Sunday, 23 April 2023

Working on the roof.

 

Other articles:
• 23rd Street:   near Table Dr;
Full Size ImageA dandelion-filled lawn.
Full Size ImagePurlins installed, now blocking between the purlins.  

 

Monday, 24 April

Weeding at DeLong Park.

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Purlins installed, now blocking between the purlins.

 

Locations: Golden History Park.
Full Size ImageUnknown horticultural Liliaceae at Golden History Park  

 

Tuesday, 25 April 2023

Walk through at Golden History Park.

   

 

Thursday, 27 April 2023

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageNothocalai cuspidata “Prairie False Dandelion” on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageCar tracks on Schweich Hill.  

 

Weeding at Schweich Hill.


Full Size ImageCatio on 27 April 2023
Full Size ImageRoof on 27 April 2023, before priming.  
 

Today's progress on the catio, finished blocking the roof and prime painted.

   

 

Friday, 28 April 2023

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at parkway;
Full Size ImageFrasera speciosa beginning to bloom in my parkway (4/28/2023)  

 

Frasera speciosa blooming in my parkway.

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageThe vault in the storm drain is full again.  

 

The vault of the storm drain at 5th and Arapahoe is full again.


Full Size ImageFirst coat of paint on the roof framing, 28 Apr 2023.  
 

Today I put the first coat of paint on the roof framing.

   

 

Saturday, 29 April 2023

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at parkway;
Full Size ImageLast night, someone broke off an irrigation pipe, stuck the pipe on the support, and bent the support over.
Full Size ImageBootprints of whoever vandalized my parkway sprinklers.  

 

Senseless vandalism in my parkway.


Full Size ImageRoof frame painted, corrugated supports installed.
Full Size ImageDifferent view (29 Apr 2023).
Full Size ImageView from the deck of the polycarbonate sheet supports.  
 

Painted the roof frame, installed drip edge, and installed corrugated supports.

 
Full Size ImageCatio enclosure complete (4/30/2023).
Full Size ImageSolny and Myshka, first time in the full enclosure.
Full Size ImageHow do I get out of here?  

 

Sunday, 30 April 2023

Catio enclosure finished.

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Myshka figured out how to jump up on the 2x4.

 

   

 

May 2023

 

 
Full Size ImageSolny on the upper shelf.
Full Size ImageFinished enclosure with a few temporary shelves.
Full Size ImageFinished enclosure with a few temporary shelves.  

 

Tuesday, 2 May 2023

Installed 3 shelves temporarily until the carpet order comes in.

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Bare shelves inside the enclosure.

   

 

Thursday, 4 May 2023

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size Image“Nuttall's Violet” on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageWeeding patch that started with Western Hawks-beard.  

 

Weeding with Cathy at Schweich Hill.

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Three weeding patches on Schweich Hill.

Full Size ImagePutting the landscaping back together.  
 

Worked around the catio putting the landscaping back together.

 

Locations: Golden History Park.  

 

Friday, 5 May 2023

Walk through at Golden History Park.


Full Size ImageTwo flowers open.
Full Size ImageFlowers on a Bartlett Pear, Pyrus communis L.  
 

Frasera speciosa beginning to bloom.

   

 

Monday, 8 May 2023

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageLaterally migrating social trail on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageFirst fully open flower in Schweich Hill.  

 

Looking at migrating trails on Schweich Hill.

   

 

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

 

Locations: Eagle Ridge.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2918, Musineon divaricatum.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2918, Musineon divaricatum.  

2918   
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Coll. No. 2918, Musineon divaricatum.
 
   

Stalking the wild pseudo-cymopterus.

   

On top of Eagle Ridge.

   

 

Friday, 12 May 2023

 

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   at crossing;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageLower bridge over Tucker Gulch.  

 

Review of Tucker Gulch.

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View downstream from the bridge.
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View upstream from the bridge.

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   bet. X-ings;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageLarge colony of prickly pear in front of a thicket of box elder and siberian elm.  

   

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   at wire xing;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageTangle of brush.  

   

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:  just above bridge;   at crossing;   just below bridge;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageMulti-trunk box elder and then a chokecherry on the creek-side of the trail.  

 

At the bridge.

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View upstream from the second bridge.
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View downstream from the second bridge.
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Tangle of down branches just above the bridge.

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   near Fairy Garden;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageTangle of down branches above the bridge.  

 

Between the bridge and the fairy garden.

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

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageUpper end of the social trail.  

 

Nearing 1st Street.

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   near 1st;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageMyrtle spurge above the Tucker Gulch Trail.  

 

Myrtle spurge on the hillside above the trail.

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Myrtle spurge above the Tucker Gulch Trail.

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   near 1st;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageView downstream from the 1st Street bridge.  

 

View downstream from the bridge.

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:  near East St.;   below 1st St;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageView from East Street down to the creek.  

   

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   near crossing;   near crossing;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageView downstream from the crossing.  

 
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View upstream at the crossing.
 

   

 

Saturday, 13 May 2023

 

Literature Cited:
- Buerki, Sven, Porter P. Lowry II, nadir Alvarez, Sylvain G. Razafimandimbison, Phillipe Kupfer, & Martin W. Callmander, 2010.
- Zhou, Q., Cai, Q., Zheng, Y., Wu, Z., & Mao, J, 2019.

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Xanthoceras sorbifolium;  

2919   
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Leaf and flower of Coll. No. 2919, Xanthoceras sorbifolium in the alley.
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Details of Coll. No. 2919, Xanthoceras sorbifolium in the alley.
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Coll. No. 2919, Xanthoceras sorbifolium in the alley.
 

   

 

Sunday, 14 May 2023, Mother's Day

 

Other articles:
• Welch Ditch:   along the ditch;   at cascade;

Locations: Welch Ditch.
Full Size ImageCascade coming from Windy Saddle.  

 

Walk up the Peaks-to-Plains Trail and on part of the Welch Ditch

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Viola canadensis beside the Welch Ditch.

   

 

Monday, 15 May 2023

The day the sewer vacuum truck showed up.

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;
Full Size ImageThe sewer cleanout truck down at the gulch.
Full Size ImageAlley after passage of the sewer cleanout truck.  

 

The city sewer cleanout truck makes a neighborhood visit.

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Alley after passage of the sewer cleanout truck.

   

 

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Schweich Hill and catio work.


Full Size ImageTire tracks in the southeast corner.
Full Size ImageLower part of social trail.
Full Size ImageEscobaria missouriensis in bloom on Schweich Hill.  
 

Weeding at Schweich Hill.

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Location of measured cross-section.
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Escobaria missouriensis in bloom on Schweich Hill.
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A section where smooth brome was weeded several weeks previously.

Full Size ImageSolny on the new top shelf, accessed by the pine branch.
Full Size ImageSolny on the new top shelf, accessed by the pine branch.  
 

Covered two shelves with indoor-outdoor carpet.

   

 

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

 

Full Size ImageDomestic honey bee on Frasera speciosa.
Full Size ImageThe larger of several Frasera speciosa blooming in my parkway.  
 

The larger of two Frasera speciosa blooming in my parkway.


Full Size ImageInside of catio with new covered shelf and pine log.  
 

Inside of the catio.

   

 

Saturday, 20 May 2023

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at parkway;   near 5th;
Full Size ImageParkway at 5th and Arapahoe Streets, 20 May 2023
Full Size ImageParkway on 20 May 2023.  

 

The parkway

   

 

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Schweich Hill, weeding and a collection.

   

 

Sunday, 21 May 2023

 
  2920   

Lomatium orientale


Full Size ImageEchinocereus viridiflorus in a place just cleared of Alyssum simplex.  
 

Weeding at Schweich Hill.

   

 

Monday, 22 May 2023

 

   

 

Monday, 22 May 2023

 
  2921   

Revegetation grass.

  2922   

Revegetation grass.

  2923   

Parietaria pennsylvanica

  2924   

Aliciella, maybe A. pinnatifida

Locations: Magpie Gulch.
Full Size ImageSmall Celtis reticulata (?) in Magpie Gulch.  

   

Locations: Magpie Gulch.
Full Size ImageView up Magpie Gulch.
Full Size ImageView down Magpie Gulch.  

 

Part-way up Magpie Gulch.

Locations: Magpie Gulch.
Full Size ImagePackera fendleri on the ridge between Magpie and Nightbird gulches.
Full Size ImageA large specimen of Echinocereus viridiflorus.  

 

Plants on the ridge between Magpie and Nightbird gulches.

 

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden).  

 

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Weeding at DeLong Park

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageSporobolus cryptandrus in the loose gravel of the trail.
Full Size ImageA patch that I have been weeding of smooth brome.  

 

Friday, 26 May 2023

Weeding on Schweich Hill

   

 

Sunday, 28 May 2023

 

Other articles:
• Illinois Street:   bet. 6th Av and public st.;

Locations: Deadman Gulch.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2925, Rhamnus cathartica on the bank of Deadman Gulch.  

2925   

Rhamnus cathartica

Locations: Eagle Ridge.  

2926   

Crepis occidentalis

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size Image“Native Prairie Plants”  

 

I added a sign from Prairie Moon Nursery to the parkway.

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImagePenstemon secundiflorus “Sidebells Penstemon” on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImagePenstemon virens “Front Range Beardtongue” on Schweich Hill.  

 

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Mostly weeding on Schweich Hill.

 

Locations: Magpie Gulch.
Full Size ImageGolden from Magpie Gulch.
Full Size ImageSmall cascade in Magpie Gulch.  

 

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

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Small cascade in Magpie Gulch.
 

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2927, Dodecatheon pulchellum in Magpie Gulch.  
2927   

Dodecatheon pulchellum

  2928   

Heuchera bracteata

  2929   

Lomatium orientale

  2930   

Crataegus succulenta

  2931   

Mentzelia sp.

  2931.1   

Euphorbia brachycera

  2932   

Corydalis aurea

  2933   

Allium textile

  2934   

Descurainia sp.

 

   

 

June 2023

 

   

 

Friday, June 2, 2023

Schweich Hill and Cathy's garden.

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImagePenstemon secundiflorus “Sidebells Penstemon” on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImagePenstemon virens “Front Range Beardtongue” on Schweich Hill.  

 

Schweich Hill


Full Size Image“Baby Slippers” Hybanthus verticillatus found in a yard in Golden.  
 

Found in a private garden in Golden.

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImagePenstemon virens on Schweich Hill, with North Table Mountain in the background.  

 

Evening walk on Schweich Hill.

   

 

Saturday, 3 June 2023

Rainy Earth Day.

 

Other articles:
• Golden Gate Canyon Road:   along the road;

Locations: Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageView southeast of Guy Gulch.  

 

Tuesday, 6 June 2023

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View northwest along Guy Gulch.
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Bear sign.
 
  2935   

Arabis pycnocarpa

  2936   

Camelina microcarpa

  2936.1   

Scutellaria brittonii

  2937   

Sun sedge

  2938   

Physaria montana

  2938.1   

Alyssum simplex

  2939   

Acer glabrum in bloom.

  2939.1   

Collinsia parviflora

  2940   

Harbouria trachypleura

  2941   

Senecio integerrimus

  2942   

Maianthemum racemosa ssp. amplexicaule

Placed in Asparagaceae by Ackerfield (2022) and Plants of the World (Kew, 2023), but retained in Ruscaceae by APG4.

  2942.1   

Mertensia lanceolata

  2943   

Erigeron vetensis

  2944   

Astragalus shortianus

  2945   

Microsteris gracilis

  2945.1   

Draba nemorosa

  2946   

Poa

  2947   

Antennaria rosea

  2948   

Salix, maybe S. scoueriana?

  2949   

Carex sp.

  2950   

Penstemon virens

  2951   

Androsace septentrionalis

  2951   

Osmorhiza, probably O. depauperata

   

 

Wednesday, 7 June 2023

 
  2953   

Amaranth, maybe A. blitoides

 

Locations: Stonebridge Homeowners Association.
Full Size ImageStonebridge common area.
Full Size ImageStonebridge common area.  

 

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

 
  2954   

Bromus, maybe B. carinatus.

 

Other articles:
• Golden Gate Canyon Road:   at Centennial Ranch;

Locations: Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageView northwest on Guy Gulch, 14 June 2023.  

 

Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Guy Gulch in Douglas Mountain Study Area.

  2955   

Salix fragilis

  2956   

Salix sp.

  2957   

Ranunculus, maybe R. repens

  2958   

Rumex acetosella

  2959   

Salix sp.

  2959.1   

Equisetum sp.

  2960   

Antennaria parvifolia

  2961   

Antennaria parvifolia

  2962   

Salix famelica

  2963   

Fragaria, probably F. vesca

  2964   

Viola canadensis

  2965   

Barbarea, most likely B. vulgaris

  2966   

Cypress??

  2967   

Delphnium nuttallianum

  2968   

Micranthes rhomboidea


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2968.1, Clematis grosseserrata.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2968.1, Clematis grosseserrata.  
2968.1   

Clematis grosseserrata

  2969   

Physaria vitulifera

  2970   

Astragalus, probably A. parryi

  2971   

Oenothera cespitosa


Full Size ImageColl. No. 2972, Anaphalis margaritacea  
2972   

Anaphalis margaritacea

 

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden).  

 

Thursday, 15 June 2023

DeLong Park

  2973   

Melilotus officinalis

  2974   

Dactylis glomerata

  2975   

Trifolium repens

   

Northward extension of Eagle Ridge. This parcel is known as Tract A of Eagle Ridge Center Filing 2 Replat B.

  2977   

Sphaeralcea coccinea.

  2978   

Crepis occidentalis

  2979   

Nassella viridula

  2980   

Linum lewisii

  2981   

Linaria dalmatica

  2982   

Linum pratense

  2983   

Delphinium carolinum var. virescens

  2984   

Astragalus drummondii

  2985   

Hesperostipa comata

  2986   

Agropyron cristatum

  2987   

Koeleria macrantha

  2988   

Calochortus gunnisonii

  2989   

Astragalus agrestis

  2990   

Apocynum floribundum

  2991   

Rhamnus cathartica

 

Locations: Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.  

 

Thursday, 22 Jun 2023

Ranson/Edwards with Cathy Hanson-Stamp.

 

Locations: Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageMeadow above Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageMeadow above Guy Gulch.  

 

Friday, 23 June 2023

Guy Gulch. John Vickery was also out there, but we never saw each other.

  2992   

Erigeron flagellaris

  2993   

Cerastium arvense var. strictum

  2994   

Microsteris gracilis

  2995   

Harbouria trachypleura

  2996   

Rubus deliciosus

  2997   

Juniperus communis depressa

  2998   

Potentilla fissa

  2999   

Penstemon secundiflorus

  3000   

Maianthemum stellatum

  3001   

Senecio integerrimus

  3002   

Mertensia lanceolata

  3003   

Ribes cereum

  3004   

Geranium caespitosum

  3005   

Arabis pycnocarpa

  3006   

Stellaria longipes

  3007   

Carex inops var. heliophila

 

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden).  

 

Thursday, 29 June 2023

DeLong Park, Bio-Blitz and Weeding

  3008   

Securigera varia

  3009   

Lathyrus latifolia

  3010   

Nassella viridula

  3011   

Helianthus pumilis

  3011.1   

Agropyron cristatum

  3012   

Elymus canadensis

  3013   

Secale cereale

  3014   

Lolium perenne

  3015   

Fraxinus pensylvanica

  3016   

Bromus japonicus

  3017   

Lonicera, likely L. tatarica

 

Locations: Guy Gulch.  

 

Monday, 3 July 2023

Douglas Mountain Study Area with John Vickery

  3018   

Juncus arcticus var. balticus.

  3019   

Poa sp.

  3020   

Salix, pistillate catkins

  3021   

Vaccinium sp.

  3022   

Ranunculus sp.

  3023   

Pseudocymopterus montanus.

  3024   

Clematis in fruit.

  3025   

Symphoricarpos rotundifolius

  3026   

Castilleja integra

  3027   

Rosa woodsii

  3028   

Lithospermum multiflorum

  3028.1   

Anemone multifida

  3029   

Arnica cordifolia

  3030   

Aquilegia coerulea

  3031   

Draba with twisted fruit.

  3032   

Thalictrum fendleri

  3032.1   

Draba with twisted fruit?

Literature Cited:
- Rose, Jeffrey P., 2021.
- Rose, Jeffrey P., Cassio A. P. Toledo, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Alan R, Lemmon, and Kenneth J. Sytsma, 2021.  

3034   

Polemonium foliosissimum

  3034.1   

Hackelia floribunda

  3035   

Physocarpus montanus

  3036   

Difficult grass.

  3037   

Castilleja miniata

  3038   

Erysimum capitatum

  3039   

Jamesia americana

  3040   

Packera werneriifolia

  3041   

Grass

  3042   

Mustard, compare to Boechera spatifola.

  3043   

Castilleja linarifolia

  3044   

Oenothera coronopifolia

 

Locations: Golden.  

 

Tuesday, 4 July 2023

Yard work

  3045   

Amaranthus albus

 

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden).  

 

Thursday, 6 July 2023

DeLong Park

 

Other articles:
• Lubahn Trail (north loop):   at spur;   at a wet spot;   along trail;   at switch back;  below plaque;
• Lubahn Trail (South Loop):  Castle Rock;
• Olivine Trail:   at Lubahn Trl;

Locations: Castle Rock. South Table Mountain.
Full Size ImageEricameria nauseosa var. nauseosa beside the Lubahn Trail.  

 

Friday, 7 July 2023

South Table Mountain, via Lubahn Trail and Olivine Trail.

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Exposed roots of Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa beside the Lubahn Trail.
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Physaria vitulifera beside the Lubahn Trail on South Table Mountain.
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Townsendia grandiflora along the Lubahn Trail.
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Parietaria pensylvanica on a wet slope under Rhus trilobata
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Where they closed the trail.
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Schweich Hill from Castle Rock on South Table Mountain.
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Magpie Gulch (left) and Nightbird Gulch (right) seen from Castle Rock on South Table Mountain.
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Survey Field and Lookout Mountain from Castle Rock on South Table Mountain.

Other articles:
• Lubahn Spur:  below the outcrop;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 3046, Parietaria pensylvanica on a wet slope under Symphoricarpos occidentalis.  

3046   

Parietaria pensylvanica

Other articles:
• Olivine Trail:   near Old Quarry Trl;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 3047, Dysphania botrys.  

3047   

Dysphania botrys

  3048   

Sporobolus cryptandrus

 

Locations: Kelsey Campground. Morrison Creek.
Full Size ImageView to the southeast from Little Scraggy Trail to Thunder Butte and Pikes Peak.
Full Size ImageHorse trail markings at the head of Morrison Creek.  

 

Monday, 10 July 2023

Kelsey Campground to Morrison Creek.

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Another view of Thunder Butte and Pikes Peak; this one after the hail storm.
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Solny (short for Solnyshka) knowsn what a press full of new collections on the dryer is good for.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 3049, Dracocephalum parviflorum.  
3049   

Annual Lamiaceae Dracocephalum parviflorum

Literature Cited:
- Nuttall, Thomas, 1818.  

 

Described by Nuttall (1818) from collections mane at Fort Mandan. The type is at PH.

5. * [Dracocephalum] parviflorum. Flowers, verticillate, subcapitate; leaves ovate-lanceolate, deeply serrate, and petiolate, bractes foliaceous, ovate, ciliate, and serrate, serratures conspicuously mucronate; upper segment of the calix much larger than the rest; flower scarcely longer than the calix. Hab. Around Fort Mandan, on the Missouri; on the borders of thickets. Obs. Biennial; nearly smooth, stem, and petioe a little pubescent; flowers almost imbricated in a leafy capitulum, very small, and nearly white; calix awned, arid and membranaceous, semiquinquefid; bractes divaricately awned; upper lip of the corolla emarginate, arched; lower 3-lobed central lobe subcrenate. Flowering time, July. Apparently allied to D. Moldavica, but the leaves are entirely destitute of punctures: scarcely a congener with D. virginianum, and closely allied to Melissa.
Principally a Siberian genus.
  3050   

Pedicularis canadensis

  3051   

Oryzopsis asperifolia

  3052   

Bryophyte?

  3053   

Rosaceae?


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3054, Pyrola chlorantha  
3054   

Pyrola chlorantha

  3055   

Osmorhiza depauperata

  3056   

Fragaria, likely F. vesca


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3057, Rosa woodsii  
3057   

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi

  3058   

Physocarpus monogynus

  3059   

Geum macrophylum

  3060   

Brassicaceae

  3061   

Pseudocymopteris montanus

  3062   

Oenothera coronopifolia

  3063   

Holodiscus dumosus


Full Size ImageHeuchera hallii observed beside the Little Scraggy Trail.  
 

Heuchera hallii observed.

Literature Cited:
- Gray, Asa, 1863.  

 

Enumerated and described by Asa Gray (1863) ...

... H. Hallii. ‡ Rocks, on mountains of medium elevation. ...

Heuchera Hallii (sp. nov.) : hirsutula; thyrso racemiformi suhlaxo 16-30-floro: bracteis pedicellos vix superantibus ; florihus albidis (nunc roseo tinctis?): calyce lato-campanulato 5-lobo, lobis, lato-ovatis; petalis spathulatis obtusis exsertis: staminibus stylisque inclusis. Scapes usually a span high. Flowers about three lines long, but the calyx twice the breadth of that of H. bracteata, and very different in shape. Pedicels, when fully developed, sometimes nearly as long as the flower. Leaves as in the preceding species [H. bracteata], considerably variable.

 

Other articles:
• Golden Gate Canyon Road:   at Centennial Ranch;  39000;

Locations: Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageView across Guy Gulch from the high point of the day.  

 

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Guy Gulch

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Where we went Wednesday, 12 July 2023.
  3064   

Astragalus, likely A. flexuosus.

  3065   

Silene, maybe S. latifolia.


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3066, Dracocephalum parviflorum.  
3066   

Dracocephalum parviflorum

  3067   

Ambrosia psilostachya

  3068   

Scrophularia lanceolata

  3069   

Geum macrophyllum

  3070   

Hackellia floribunda

  3071   

Ribes inerme

  3072   

Oenothera biennis


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3073, Montia chamissoi.  
3073   

Montia chamissoi

  3074   

Calamovilfa longifolia

  3075   

Rosa, probably R. woodsii.

  3077   

Thalictrum fendleri, pistillate plants

  3078   

Eriogonum umbellatum.

  3079   

Grass, maybe Piptatherum or Piptatheriopsis

  3080   

Some kind of wheatgrass.


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3081, Circaea alpina.  
3081   

Circaea alpina “Enchanter's Nightshade”

  3082   

Ranunculus sp.

  3083   

Prosartes trachycarpa


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3084, Pyrola asarifolia.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 3084, Pyrola asarifolia.  
3084   

Pyrola asarifolia

  3085   

Galium, probably G. triflorum.

  3086   

Veronica sp.

  3087   

Collomia linearis.

  3088   

Gayophytum, maybe G. ramosissimum.


Full Size Image“Rhubarb” Rheum hybridum, on the hillside in Guy Gulch.  
 

Rheum hybridum


Full Size ImageVisit with my cousin Sydney.  
 

Visit with my cousin Sydney

 

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

Locations: Salt Creek.
Full Size ImageState Land Trust sign on fence along Forest Road 435 “Salt Creek Road.”  

 

Monday, 17 Jul 2023

Salt Creek

  3089   

Erigeron, probably not E. subtrinervis.

  3090   

Lappula ???

  3091   

Astragalus sp.

  3092   

Potentilla hippiana


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3093, Euphorbia sp.  
3093   

Euphorbia, maybe E. brachyceras,


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3094, Potentilla anserina.  
3094   

Potentilla anserina

  3095   

Hymenopappus filifolius


Full Size ImageColl No. 3096, Corydalis aurea.  
3096   

Corydalis aurea

  3097   

Corydalis aurea

  3097.1   

Rumex, maybe R. triangulivalvis

  3098   

Some sort of wheatgrass.

  3099   

Eriogonum alatum

  3100   

Eremogone, most likely E. fendleri


Full Size ImageObs. No. 3350, Frasera speciosa in the middle of a small valley near Salt Creek, Park County, Colorado.
Full Size ImageObs. No. 3350, Bumble bee on Frasera speciosa in the middle of a small valley near Salt Creek, Park County, Colorado.  
 

Frasera speciosa along the north fence line in the middle of the valley. In addition, seven rosettes were seen.

 

Locations: Lily Lake. North Fork West Tennessee Creek. West Tennessee Creek.
Full Size ImageLily Lake and vicinity.  

 

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

 

Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 3101, Artemisia borealis, edge of flood plain of West Tennessee Creek.  
3101   

Artemisia borealis, approximately the same location as when found last year.

  3101.1   

Antennaria sp.

Locations: West Tennessee Creek.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 3102.1, Danthonia intermedia and Coll. No. 3102, Phleum alpina.
Full Size ImageGeneral view of the flood plain of West Tennessee Creek.  

3102   

Phleum alpinum ???


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3102.1, Danthonia intermedia and Coll. No. 3102, Phleum alpina.  
3102.1   

Grass Danthonia intermedia

  3102.2   

Potentilla sp.

  3102.3   

Cymopterus sp.

  3103   

Salix

  3104   

Boechera stricta ???


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3105, Heterotheca pumila  
3105   

Heterotheca pumila

  3106   

Caltha chionophila


Full Size ImageMeadow above West Tennessee Creek with Pedicularis groenlancica and Packera sp.  
3107   

Packera dimorphophylla


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 3108, Veratrum californicum.  
3108   

Veratrum californicum

  3109   

Senecio triangularis

  3110   

Pedicularis racemosa ssp. alba

  3111   

Viola sp.


Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 3112, Vaccinium myrtillus.  
3112   

Vaccinium, probably V. myrtillus

Locations: Lily Lake.
Full Size ImageLily Lake from the other side.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 3113, Linnaea borealis.  

3113   

Undetermined


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3114, Something  
3114   

Brassicaceae

  3115   

Saxifragaceae

Locations: Lily Lake.
Full Size ImageObs. No. 3359, Nuphar polysepala  

 

Nuphar polysepala

 

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

Locations: Unnamed Gulch.
Full Size ImageUppermost meadow on Forest Road 189.  

 

Wednesday, 19 July 2023

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Uppermost meadow on Forest Road 189.
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View of Mount Massive across Tennessee Park.
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Little creek in the willow thicket.
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Location of Plant Collections on Forest Road 189.
 
  3116   

Agoseris, maybe A. glauca

  3117   

Eriocoma nelsonii

  3118   

Salix sp.


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3119, Linum lewisii.  
3119   

Linum, probably L. lewisii

  3120   

Oxypolis fendleri

  3121   

Lonicera involucrata

  3122   

Bistorta bistortoides

  3123   

Pedicularis groenlandica

  3124   

Tiny little grass

  3125   

Mid-size grass.

  3126   

Pseudocymopterus montanus

  3127   

Aquilegia coerulea

  3128   

Lupinus argenteus var. ?


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3129, Oxytropis sp., maybe.  
3129   

Oxytropis ?


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3130, Bistorta vivipara.  
3130   

Bistorta vivipara

  3131   

Astragalus sp.

   

 

Thursday, 20 July 2023

Evans Gulch

  3132   

Castilleja sulphurea.

  3133   

Eremogone fendleri

  3134   

Poa sp.

  3135   

Pseudocymopterus montanus

  3136   

Penstemon whippleanus

  3137   

Maybe some sort of Oxytropis (?)

  3138   

Erigeron sp.

  3139   

Vaccinium, maybe V. myrtillis

  314   

Calochortus gunnisonii

  3141   

Eriogonum unbellatum

 

Locations: DeLong Park (City of Golden).  

 

Saturday, 22 July 2023

Weeding at DeLong Park.

  3142   

Cycloloma atriplicifolium

 

Locations: Guy Gulch.  

 

Wednesday, 26 July 2023

 
  3143   

Veronica peregrina, white flowers.

  3144   

Montia chammisoi

  3145   

Stellaria, probably S. longipes.

  3146   

Bouteloua gracilis

  3147   

Oenothera, maybe O. villosa.

  3148   

Rorippa, maybe R. teres, check for vesicular trichomes.

  3149   

Hesperostipa comata


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3150, Antennaria microphylla  
3150   

Antennaria microphylla

  3151   

Astragalus miser

  3152   

Danthonia, probably D. parryi

   

There is no Coll. No. 3153

  3154   

Campanula rotundifolia

Locations: Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageOld road, location of Coll. Nos. 3155-3162.
Full Size ImageOld road, location of Coll. Nos. 3155-3162.  

3155   

Astragalus miser

  3156   

Penstemon, neither P. virens nor P. secundiflorus

  3157   

Sedum lanceolatum

  3158   

Grass, large ovate inflorescence.

  3159   

Oxytropis lambertii

  3160   

Astragalus, large sprawling plant, white flowers, not shrubby like A. drummondii.

  3161   

Calochortus gunnisonii

  3162   

Packera fendleri

Literature Cited:
- Rose, Jeffrey P., 2021.
- Rose, Jeffrey P., Cassio A. P. Toledo, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Alan R, Lemmon, and Kenneth J. Sytsma, 2021.  

3163   

Polemonium foliosissimum

Sound like P. foliosissimum is about to undergo a revision. Unfortunately, the relevant article (Rose, 2021) is behind a paywall that not even Sci-Hub could break through.

  3164   

Solidago nana, may be mixed collection with S. missouriensis

  3165   

Eriogonum alatum

  3166   

Elymus elymoides.

  3167   

Monarda fistulosa.

  3168   

Astragalus alpinus

  3169   

Galium boreale

  3170   

Nassella viridula

  3171   

Oreocarya virgata

  3171.1   

Penstemon, lance-linear leaves, flowers blue-purple, neither P. secundiflorus nor P. virens, nor the sam as Coll. No. 3156.

  3172   

Potentilla, maybe P. norvegica.

   

 

Friday, 28 July 2023

Schweich Hill, weeding.

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageEuphorbia marginata seen on edge of social trail.  

 

Observation No. 3359, Euphorbia marginata.

 

Other articles:
• Golden Gate Canyon Road:   along the road;

Locations: Guy Gulch.
Full Size ImageWhere we parked on July 31st.  

 

Monday, 31 July 2023

Guy Gulch, with John Vickery

  3173   

Equisetum arvense

  3174   

Betula occidentalis

  3175   

Erigeron speciosus

  3176   

Senecio pudicus

  3177   

Eriogonum umbellatum var. ramulosum

  3178   

Heterotheca villosa

  3179   

Helianthis pumilis

  3180   

Dieteria sp.

  3181   

Bromus, probably B. lanatipes

  3182   

Euphorbia brachyceras

  3183   

Muhlenbergia montana

  3184   

Orobanche fasciculata

  3185   

Polygonum douglasii

  3186   

Mirabilis nyctaginea

  3187   

Symphyotrichum porteri

  3188   

Thinopyrum intermedium Elymus lanceolatus

  3189   

Allium cernuum

  3190   

Artemisia ludoviciana

 

Locations: Munich.
Full Size ImageMarienplatz, Munich
Full Size ImageRathaus-Glockenspiel in Marienplatz, Munich.  

 

Saturday, 5 August 2023

Munich

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Hofbrauhaus in Munich
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Brunch in the Hofbrauhaus, Munich.

 
Full Size ImageTrain to Fussen from Munich, via Buchloe.  

 

Sunday, 6 August 2023

Munich to Fussen

 

Locations: Fussen. Lech River. Neuschwanstein Castle.
Full Size ImageOur first view of the Neuschwanstein from near our apartment in Horn.
Full Size ImageView down river from the bridge over the Lech River.  

 

Monday, 7 August 2023

Horn, Fussen

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View down river from the bridge over the Lech River.
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Commemoration of French attack on Fussen.
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Frische Waffeln in Fussen, one cinnamon, the other powdered sugar.
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High castle in Fussen.

 

Locations: Neuschwanstein Castle.
Full Size ImageView from near the castle.
Full Size ImageIan, Nacho, Nico, Rachel Cheryl, and Sofia.  

 

Tuesday, 8 August 2023

Neuschwanstein Castle

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Tom and Cheryl
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Neuschwanstein Castle from the Marienbrucke.
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The Alpsee

Locations: Neuschwanstein Castle. Schwangau.
Full Size ImageThe Schloss Neuschwanstein seen from Schwangau.
Full Size ImageTom, Cheryl, Nacho, Rachel, Ian, Nico, and Sofia.  

 

Schwangau

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Felix Mezei with his Lego model of Neuschwanstein castle.

 

Locations: Fussen.
Full Size ImageReichenstrasse, the main street of Fussen.  

 

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

Fussen


Full Size ImageUrtica dioica ssp. pubescens does not sting.  
   

Locations: Schwangau.
Full Size ImageView across Schwangau from Kurpark.  

 

Returned bikes to Schwangau.

 

Locations: Gunzburg.
Full Size ImageAfter dinner photo. We ate at the Kebab place on the left.  

 

Thursday, 10 August 2023

Fussen to Gunzburg

 

Locations: Gunzburg.
Full Size ImageMiniland at Legoland.
Full Size ImageNico at the entrance to Legoland.  

 

Friday, 11 August 2023

Legoland

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End of the Jungle Adventure ride.
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Ice cream break.

 

Locations: Ulm.
Full Size ImageDanube River in Ulm.
Full Size ImagePlaza and cathedral with tallest steeple.  

 

Saturday, 12 August 2023

To Ulm to do laundry.

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Restaurants in the former fishermans' quarters.
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Former fishermans' quarters.
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Sofia, Rachel, Nacho, and Nico.

 

Locations: Schweich.
Full Size ImageThe Stefan Andres fountain.
Full Size ImageRachel and family at the Schweich city sign.  

 

Monday, 14 August 2023

A visit to Schweich.

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Entrance to Schweich.
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St. Christopher on the Moselle River bridge "Carry us on the stream of life."
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Tom and Cheryl at the Schweich city sign.

 

Locations: Colorado School of Mines Survey Field.  

 

Sunday, 27 August 2023

 
  3191   

Pseudognaphalium, maybe P. macounii.

  3192   

Eriogonum effusum

  3193   

Gutierrezia sarothrae

  3194   

Saponaria officinalis

  3195   

Liatris punctata

  3196   

Cleomella serrulata

  3197   

Salsola, maybe S. tragus?

  3198   

Symphyotrichum ericoides

 

Locations: Clear Creek Canyon Park. Welch Ditch.  

 

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

Looking for hops along the Welch Ditch.


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3199, Humulus neomexicanus  
3199   

Humulus sp.


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3200, Humulus neomexicanus
Full Size ImageColl. No. 3200, Humulus neomexicanus  
3200   

Humulus sp.

  3201   

Humulus sp.

Locations: Golden History Park.  

 

Golden History Park

  3202   

Ambrosia trifida

  3203   

Atriplex hortensis

  3204   

Humulus sp.

 

Locations: Welch Ditch.  

 

Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Welch Ditch


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3205, Humulus neomexicanus  
3205   

Humulus lupulus ssp. neomexicana


Full Size ImageColl No. 3206, Froelichia gracilis.
Full Size ImageColl No. 3206, Froelichia gracilis.
Full Size ImageColl No. 3206, Froelichia gracilis.  
3206   

Froelichia gracilis.

 

Other articles:
• (New) Social Trail:  at the bottom;

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageLower end of new social trail.  

 

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

Schweich Hill

 

Other articles:
• (New) Social Trail:  near middle;  near middle;

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageMiddle of new social trail, looking uphill.  

 

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

Schweich Hill, and review of Ailanthus altissima and Elaeagnus angustifolium.

Full Size Image
Middle of new social trail, looking downhill.

 

Locations: Guy Gulch.  

 

Friday, 8 September 2023

Guy Gulch.

  3207   

Symphyotrichum porteri

  3208   

Dieteria bigelovii

  3209   

Humulus neomexicanus

  3210   

Cirsium arvense

  3211   

Fine, rhizomatous grass.

  3212   

Lathyrus latifolius

  3213   

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

  3214   

Campanula rapunculoides

  3215   

Carex aurea

  3216   

Epilobium ciliatum

  3217   

Heliomeris multiflora

 

Other articles:
• Social Trail (N. Wash. OS):   at new social trail;
• (New) Social Trail:  at top;

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

 

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Schweich Hill, mostly to see the Brickellia eupatorioides.


Full Size ImageGeneral location of Coll. No. 3218, Brickellia eupatorioides.  
3218   

Brickellia eupatorioides

   

Since the adjoining neighbors have stopped mowing this area, the Bromus inermis “smooth brome” has gotten larger. There are also several native subshrubs that are competing with the smooth brome, including: Ambrosia psilostachya, Artemisia dracunculus, Artemisia ludoviciana, Heterotheca villosa, Liatris punctata, Symphyotrichum ericoides, Pediomelum tenuiflorum, and, of course, the shrub Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens.

  3219   

Artemisia ludoviciana

  3220   

Ambrosia acanthocarpa

 

Other articles:
• Eagle Ridge Drive:   at park;
Full Size ImageEpilobium hirsutum in fall after being sprayed.  

 

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

 

 

Locations: Colorado School of Mines Survey Field.  

 

Sunday, 17 September 2023

Colorado School of Mines Survey Field

  3221   

Gutierrezia sarothrae

  3222   

Solidago sp.

  3223   

Ambrosia psilostachya

  3224   

Ambrosia, more compact than the previous, A. acanthicarpa?

  3225   

Andropogon gerardii

  3226   

Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens

  3227   

Large needle-grass, maybe Achnatherum robustum

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