Baker’s Wild Hollyhock

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Baker’s wild hollyhock (Iliamna bakeri) is a native perennial endemic to Northeastern California and Southeastern Oregon. Because it is uncommon and its range is limited, the California Native Plant Society considers Baker’s wild hollyhock a rare plant. This member of … Continue reading

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Hartweg’s Odontostomum

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Hartweg’s odontostomum (Odontostomum hartwegii) is a native perennial endemic to California. It is found at elevations up to 2,000 feet in the inner Coastal Mountains and the Sierra Nevada foothills. Its habitat is well-drained, rocky clay and serpentine soils. An … Continue reading

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Fendler’s Meadow Rue

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Fendler’s meadow rue (Thalictrum fendleri) was named after Augustus Fendler (1813 – 1883), a German who collected plants in North and Central America. This native perennial is usually dioecious, that is, the male and female flowers are on separate plants. … Continue reading

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Follow Up

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In January (see “White Oak Survival” on 01-29-2018) I posted photographs of Oregon white oaks (Quercus garryana) in the Modoc National Forest that were damaged by the Cove Fire, which burned almost 40,000 acres near Adin CA (Modoc County) last … Continue reading

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Western Giant Puffball

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The Basidiomycetes are fungi that bear spores on (not in) specialized cells called basidia. One group of Basidiomytes produce their spores externally on gills, tubes, lobes, etc, and are the typical “mushrooms” with which we are all familiar. The second … Continue reading

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Desert Figwort

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While walking along the Thomas Wright Battlefield Trail at Lava Beds National Monument (Siskiyou County CA) last month, Leonard and I found many desert figworts (Scrophularia desertorum). This perennial native is found amid rocky slopes and dry areas in the … Continue reading

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Roundhead Borers

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Leonard and I continue to monitor a site burned by the Cove Fire in July and August of 2017 (see 08-28-17 “Resilience”). The fire burned approximately 30,887 acres in the Modoc National Forest near Adin CA (Modoc County). When standing … Continue reading

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