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Sex-switching

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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

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Bur-reed

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The bur-reeds are a widespread and highly variable group of plants. For example, some taxonomists separate narrow leaf bur-reed (Sparganium angustifolium) into at least three additional, separate species (emersum, siaplex and multipedunculatum) while others consider all four a single species, … Continue reading

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Oaks in Spring

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The Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) and California black oak (Quercus kelloggii) are two of the more common oaks in Northeastern California. Although there are differences in the leaves, bark and acorns, these two oaks often are easy to confuse, … Continue reading

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Four-winged Saltbush

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Four-winged saltbush (Atriplex canescens) has caught my attention. Three things fascinate me about this native, perennial shrub. First, four-winged saltbush is dioecious, that is, male and female flowers are found on different plants. Yet in some instances saltbush can be … Continue reading

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Beaked Hazelnut

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Hazelnuts can be found across the northern United States and southern Canada. Of three native species, two predominate in the eastern part of the country and one native species, the beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) can be found west of the … Continue reading

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