Low pussytoes (Antennaria dimorpha) are dioecious, that is, having male and female flowers on different plants. This member of the Asteraceae (Sunflower) Family is found in dry areas of Western United States and Western Canada to about 6,000 feet. In … Continue reading
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As I mentioned in my last post, Leonard and I spent the Easter weekend searching for a few previously elusive species. We found a greater sage-grouse (see “Greater Sage-grouse on 04-02-2018). Another “find” was Fremont silk tassel (Garrya fremontii). Fremont … Continue reading
On Tuesday I found the first pussy willows (Salix sp.) of the season at Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc County CA). Of course I had to pick a few branches to take home. Most everyone has admired the whitish grey, … Continue reading
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Four-winged saltbush (Atriplex canescens) is normally dioecious, male and female flowers are found on separate plants. However, about 10% of four-winged saltbush plants are monoecious – both male and female flowers are found on the same plant. To further complicate … Continue reading
Tagged Atriplex canescens, chamiza, dioecious, four-wing shadscale, Four-winged saltbush, monoecious, natural history, protandry, protogyny, salt sage, wingscale
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Another witches’ broom seems like an appropriate Halloween post. Witches’ brooms are caused by a variety of agents, rust fungi (“Juniper Witches’ Brooms” on 03-10-14), mildews, viruses and mistletoe plants, among others. Mistletoe is host specific. I previously wrote about … Continue reading