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Observer

ethologist

Date

February 15, 2024 02:57 PM PST

Description

On a stone/concrete wall near a creek.

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What

Capillary Thread-Moss (Ptychostomum capillare)

Observer

ethologist

Date

February 15, 2024 02:57 PM PST

Description

On a stone/concrete wall near a creek.

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What

Lyell's Bristle-Moss (Pulvigera lyellii)

Observer

ethologist

Date

February 15, 2024 03:33 PM PST

Description

On a fallen coast live oak

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What

Pomona Milkvetch (Astragalus pomonensis)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

June 20, 2020 11:49 PM PDT

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What

High-latitude Oaks (Subgenus Quercus)

Observer

leafybye

Date

February 2024

Description

a lot around

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What

Adobe Sanicle (Sanicula maritima)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

January 2024

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What

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Observer

mothmr

Date

January 13, 2024 06:11 PM PST

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What

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Observer

russnamitz

Date

January 17, 2024 12:06 PM PST

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What

Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata)

Observer

symbiiotica

Date

January 22, 2024 02:42 PM PST

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What

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

January 20, 2024 12:23 PM PST

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What

Big Sur Shoulderband Snail (Helminthoglypta umbilicata)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

January 2024

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What

Bonnets (Genus Mycena)

Observer

symbiiotica

Date

January 22, 2024 02:40 PM PST

Description

Teeny Mycena growing under the bark of a rotting Pinus radiata log accompanied by many Porcellio scaber

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What

Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)

Observer

symbiiotica

Date

January 22, 2024 01:31 PM PST

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Observer

symbiiotica

Date

January 22, 2024 02:27 PM PST

Description

Making home in downed Pinus radiata log

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What

Cypress Gall Midge (Walshomyia cupressi)

Observer

catchang

Date

June 6, 2020 03:23 PM PDT

Description

Tentative. On Cupressus sargentii

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What

Coyote Brush Bud Gall Midge (Rhopalomyia californica)

Observer

yerbasanta

Date

October 22, 2023 05:13 PM PDT

Description

On Baccharis pilularis pilularis

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What

San Diego Tarweed (Deinandra paniculata)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

October 2022

Description

Tarweed with 5-8 yellow petals (some fell off) on different parts of the plant growing in a dry, sandy, seasonal stream bed. Plant is 5-6 inches tall with a strong central axis. Sticky-glandular buds have a pleasant fruity smell.

San Diego Tarweed (Deinandra paniculata) Synonyms: Grassland Tarweed, Deinandra increscens ssp. increscens, Hemizonia increscens increscens and Paniculate Tarplant (Calflora)
Conservation Status: Vulnerable. 4.2 in California, US (CNPS).
Native, annual, sticky, pleasantly fragrant plant in the Asteraceae family that grows 30-90 cm (up to 35 inches) tall in a coastal grasslands and foothills. Stems are often red. The typically 8 ray flowers are yellow. 11-32 disk flowers have black anthers. Some say Deinandra paniculata smells pleasantly fruity and floral, whereas Deinandra corymbosa, which it closely resembles, smells unpleasant and vinegary. Peak bloom time: July-October.

Good Discussions about the Deinandra paniculata in Monterey County (at Ft Ord National Monument)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61908019
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/131527957
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134368531
Other confirmed obs. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135879890
Another San Diego Tarweed I saw in Toro County Park: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/139381845
Good observation by Jon Rebman including a nice shot of the pappus (last photo) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120703715

Per Flora of North America: Deinandra paniculata "phenology: Flowering May–Nov. Habitat: Grasslands, openings in chaparral and woodlands, disturbed sites, often sandy soils. Elevation: 10–800 m. Annuals, 10–80(–150) cm. Stems ± solid. Leaves: (basal rosettes present at flowering in South Coast Ranges) proximal blades pinnatifid to toothed, faces hispid-hirsute and sometimes stipitate-glandular. Heads in paniculiform arrays. Bracts subtending heads usually overlapping proximal 0–1/2 of each involucre. Phyllaries ± evenly stipitate-glandular, including margins and apices, often with some non-glandular, non-pustule-based hairs as well. Paleae in 1 series. Ray florets (7–)8(–10); laminae deep yellow, 3–5(–6) mm. Disc florets 8–14(–15), all or mostly functionally staminate; anthers reddish to dark purple. Pappi of 6–12 oblong, fimbriate scales 1–2 mm. 2n = 24."
Flora of North America http://beta.floranorthamerica.org/Deinandra_paniculata and http://beta.floranorthamerica.org/Main_Page

Per Jepson eFlora: "Ray Flower: (7)8(10); corolla deep yellow, ray 3--7.5 mm. Disk Flower: 8--14(15), all or mostly staminate; anthers +- red to dark purple."
Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=80177
Jepson Key to Deinandra https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_keys.php?key=77577

8 records on CalFlora in Monterey County as of 10/6/23. Calfora calls it Paniculate Tarplant:
https://www.calflora.org/entry/observ.html?track=o#srch=t&taxon=Deinandra+paniculata&cols=b&cc=MNT&chk=t&incobs=f&cch=t&cnabh=t&inat=r

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 78-79.
(species listed as Grassland Tarweed, Deinandra increscens ssp. increscens)

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 39.
(species listed as Grassland Tarweed, Deinandra increscens ssp. increscens)

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 292.
(species listed as Grassland Tarweed, Deinandra increscens ssp. increscens)

GBIF: https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/3947745166
(Global Biodiversity Information Facility)

Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide https://montereywildflowers.com/index/
(species not listed)

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NOT Deinandra corymbosa due to my specimen has up to 8 ray flowers, not 14–35 ray flowers

Coastal Tarweed (Deinandra corymbosa) Native, endemic in California, common, annual, glandular-sticky Deinandra that grows 0.6--10 dm (2.5-39 inches) tall in maritime chaparral, grassland, openings in scrub or woodland, sand dunes, and in disturbed soils. Upper leaves are linear and crowded below the inflorescence while the lower leaves are pinnately-lobed. Buds are sticky and spherical. Yellow flower heads are sticky-glandular, flat-topped, with 15–35 ray flowers, 24–70 disk flowers, and a shallow involucre. Anthers are red to dark purple. Peak bloom time: May-November. It is a sticky and strongly scented Tarweed. Some say the vinegary smell is unpleasant compared to the sweet, pleasantly scented San Diego Tarweed (Deinandra paniculata) that also grows nearby.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 39.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=77598

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 78-79.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p.291.

Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide https://montereywildflowers.com/asteraceae-sunflower2a/

5-minute video of Fort Ord Flora and Fauna: https://fortordcleanup.com/archives/2020/natural-treasures-of-fort-ord-90-amazing-photographs/

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NOT

Kellogg's Tarweed (Deinandra kelloggii) Anthers are yellow, not red to dark purple like Coastal Tarweed. (D. corymbosa). Deinandra kelloggii usually has 5 Ray flowers and 6 disk flowers. The 5 bright yellow petals each have 3 rounded "teeth." Peak bloom time: May-November. It grows in sandy or clay soils, grassland, openings in scrub or woodland, and disturbed sites. A.k.a. Kellogg's Spikeweed or Kellogg's Tarweed, it is a North American species of plant in the tarweed tribe within the (sunflower family). It is native to southern and central California (from Sonoma and Calaveras Counties south to San Diego County), Arizona (Pima County) and Baja California. Other Names: Hemizonia kelloggii.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp.78-79.

Jepson's eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=79196

4 records of it in Monterey County on Calflora https://www.calflora.org/entry/observ.html?track=m#srch=t&lpcli=t&taxon=Deinandra+kelloggii&chk=t&cch=t&cnabh=t&inat=r&cc=MNT

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What

Sunburst Anemone (Anthopleura sola)

Observer

nitzan-bl

Date

October 5, 2023 10:52 PM PDT

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What

Leather Oak (Quercus durata)

Observer

leafybye

Date

December 31, 2022 01:08 PM PST

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Observer

yerbasanta

Date

October 2023

Description

Gall chamber within wall of Quercus agrifolia acorn. Collected due to odd acorn appearance.

Larvae, pupa gall chambers present

Will need to update with date and more precise location of collection of acorns.

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What

White Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius albezens)

Observer

jackie-k

Date

October 26, 2023 11:01 AM PDT

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What

Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

October 2023

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What

Sorcerer's Dorid (Polycera atra)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

October 2023

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What

Palmer's Oak (Quercus palmeri)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

September 26, 2023 01:25 PM PDT

Description

Thomas Mountain area, Riverside County, California

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What

Western Yellow Pond-Lily (Nuphar polysepala)

Date

September 11, 2023 07:36 PM MDT

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What

Tulare Campion (Silene aperta)

Observer

keirmorse

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What

Blochman's Ragwort (Senecio blochmaniae)

Observer

kueda

Description

RIP Lynn Watson, who identified my first observation of this plant 8 years ago: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1801816

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What

Floating Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia peploides)

Observer

e-albright

Date

September 15, 2023 12:43 PM PDT

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What

Pygmy-flower Rock-Jasmine (Androsace septentrionalis)

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 8, 2023 10:40 AM MDT

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What

Eastwood's Goldenbush (Ericameria fasciculata)

Observer

yerbasanta

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What

Panicled Willowherb (Epilobium brachycarpum)

Date

September 11, 2023 10:15 AM PDT

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What

Nut and Acorn Weevils (Genus Curculio)

Observer

yerbasanta

Description

Found inside damaged-looking acorn.

Beetle larva?

See notes under 'Filbert weevil':

"Filbert weevils. Adults are brown to orangish snout beetles (Curculionidae) with long, curved, thin mouthparts. The body of filbert weevil adults is about 1/4 inch long.

Curculio species larvae are legless with a brown head and a cream-colored or whitish body. Larvae grow up to 1/3 inch long and commonly curl into a C-shape when disturbed or exposed."

https://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/GARDEN/PLANTS/INVERT/filbertworm.html

Similar observation nearby 9 days previously:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183541035

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What

Knot Grass (Paspalum distichum)

Observer

outtosea76

Date

August 22, 2023 01:10 PM PDT

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What

One-seeded Pussypaws (Calyptridium monospermum)

Observer

tchester

Date

July 17, 2023 03:36 PM PDT

Description

This is the most beautiful this field of pussypaws has ever been in the ~20 years I've seen it. Normally, gophers take out a large number of plants, but this year, so far, the number of predated plants in this particular field is minimal. In addition, the number of plants is vastly increased due to the good precipitation this year.

It has finally become clear to me that these plants are effectively annuals here. Year after year, the gophers eventually eat all the plants, including of course, the roots. I always wondered how the plants could come back after that. If they are functionally annuals, coming back from the seed bank, that solves that mystery, and accounts for the vastly increased number of plants this year.

Other similar areas nearby have not been so fortunate this year, and you can see where the gophers have taken out the plants in those areas.

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What

Single-leaf Ash (Fraxinus anomala)

Observer

matsonburger

Date

May 1, 2023 09:54 AM PDT

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What

Single-leaf Ash (Fraxinus anomala)

Date

September 7, 2019 11:57 AM PDT

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What

Southern Hawkweed (Pilosella arguta)

Observer

paulexcoff

Date

July 1, 2019 05:02 PM PDT

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What

Southern Hawkweed (Pilosella arguta)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

June 18, 2019 11:18 AM PDT

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What

Western Yellow Pond-Lily (Nuphar polysepala)

Observer

audreytree

Date

July 11, 2023 07:36 PM PDT

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What

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

Observer

chogue580

Date

June 21, 2023 07:58 AM PDT

Description

Bonded pair nesting in Monterey pine trees.

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What

Heckard’s Owl’s-Clover (Castilleja ambigua var. heckardii)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

May 2023

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What

Desert Christmas Tree (Pholisma arenarium)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

June 19, 2023 01:12 PM PDT

Description

Every year, the first few I see blooming make me swoon like it was the first time.

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What

Chocolate Drops (Caulanthus pilosus)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

June 8, 2023 07:57 AM PDT

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What

Alkali Tansy-Sage (Artemisia potentilloides var. nitrophila)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

June 2023

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What

Gray Mat (Nama densa)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

June 7, 2023 07:14 PM PDT

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What

Mono Lake Lupine (Lupinus duranii)

Observer

morganstickrod

Date

June 2023

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What

Farnsworth's Jewelflower (Streptanthus farnsworthianus)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

June 2023

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What

Phantom Orchid (Cephalanthera austiniae)

Observer

jrmorris

Date

June 12, 2023 04:16 PM PDT

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What

Snowy Plover (Anarhynchus nivosus)

Observer

pineten

Date

December 16, 2022 08:31 AM PST

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What

Snowy Plover (Anarhynchus nivosus)

Observer

pineten

Date

December 16, 2022 08:55 AM PST

Description

Banded gg:ob

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What

Snowy Plover (Anarhynchus nivosus)

Observer

pineten

Date

December 16, 2022 08:55 AM PST

Description

Banded o:a/y/a

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What

Ojai Navarretia (Navarretia ojaiensis)

Observer

keirmorse

Date

June 2023

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What

San Luis Mariposa Lily (Calochortus obispoensis)

Observer

runforcandy

Date

June 2023

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What

Bolander's Monkeyflower (Diplacus bolanderi)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

June 6, 2023 05:52 PM PDT

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What

Kings River Monkeyflower (Erythranthe acutidens)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

June 6, 2023 05:54 PM PDT

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What

Lupines (Genus Lupinus)

Observer

yargeritaville

Date

June 1, 2023 07:11 PM PDT

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What

Thread-waisted Wasps (Family Sphecidae)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

May 8, 2023 12:49 PM PDT

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What

Yampahs (Genus Perideridia)

Observer

br00ksie

Date

May 25, 2023 04:17 PM PDT

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What

Santa Ynez Groundstar (Ancistrocarphus keilii)

Observer

kristennelson

Date

April 2023

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What

Santa Ynez Groundstar (Ancistrocarphus keilii)

Observer

kristennelson

Date

April 2023

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What

Sweet Scented Phacelia (Phacelia suaveolens)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

May 28, 2023 11:49 AM PDT

Description

One seen, oak woodland/chaparral

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What

Small-Lobe Navarretia (Navarretia hamata ssp. parviloba)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

May 21, 2023 01:32 PM PDT

Description

This population has all purple/white flowers, whereas those found on the back dunes near Hazard Canyon were all pale yellow.

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What

Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora)

Observer

alexis238

Date

April 22, 2023 03:59 PM PDT

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What

Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

July 23, 2019 01:25 PM PDT

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Observer

arheyman01

Date

April 30, 2023 06:03 PM PDT

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

bobstafford805

Date

May 2005

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What

Whispering Bells (Emmenanthe penduliflora)

Observer

tkestrel

Date

May 10, 2023 12:37 PM PDT

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What

Wirestem (Rigiopappus leptocladus)

Observer

david661

Date

March 16, 2022 01:48 PM UTC

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What

Alvord Oak (Quercus × alvordiana)

Observer

lilyboy

Date

November 3, 2022 10:18 AM PDT

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What

Frémont's Phacelia (Phacelia fremontii)

Observer

gilbertj

Date

May 7, 2021 04:43 PM PDT

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What

Leather Spineflower (Lastarriaea coriacea)

Observer

grnleaf

Date

May 4, 2022 10:47 AM PDT

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What

Brome Fescue (Festuca bromoides)

Observer

paulexcoff

Date

May 2022

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What

Diamond-petaled California Poppy (Eschscholzia rhombipetala)

Date

April 2023

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What

Blushing Layia (Layia erubescens)

Observer

ashfish

Date

April 11, 2023 08:27 AM PDT

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What

California Jewelflower (Caulanthus californicus)

Observer

zach1r

Date

April 2023

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What

Irish Hills Monkeyflower (Erythranthe serpentinicola)

Observer

annienzelll

Date

February 2023

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What

Irish Hills Monkeyflower (Erythranthe serpentinicola)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 2023

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What

Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

March 30, 2023 12:32 PM PDT

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What

Lemmon's Jewelflower (Caulanthus lemmonii)

Observer

will_k

Date

March 2023

Description

Fruits appear to be ascending.

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What

California Common Scorpion (Paruroctonus silvestrii)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 26, 2023 05:12 PM PDT

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What

Lemmon's Jewelflower (Caulanthus lemmonii)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 2023

Description

NW facing verdant shale slope. Note fruits ascending.

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What

Douglas' Fiddleneck (Amsinckia douglasiana)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 2023

Description

Heterostylous, occasional-rare on shale slopes, large flowered, asymmetrical calyx lobe width.

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What

Tarweed Fiddleneck (Amsinckia lycopsoides)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 2023

Description

Throat closed by hairy appengages. Shale substrate, NW facing semi-shaded slope.

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What

Evening Snow (Linanthus dichotomus)

Observer

annienzelll

Date

March 25, 2023 01:58 PM PDT

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Observer

arheyman01

Date

March 23, 2023 11:49 AM PDT

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What

Common Murre (Uria aalge)

Observer

coolnewbugs

Date

March 2023

Description

Beached and covered in oil, delivered safely to Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay

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What

Biscuitroots (Genus Lomatium)

Observer

leafybye

Date

March 2023

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What

Goldfields (Genus Lasthenia)

Observer

m0liveray-

Date

March 20, 2023 01:32 PM PDT

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What

California Jewelflower (Caulanthus californicus)

Observer

emmaranthaceae

Date

March 2023

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What

Narrowleaf Queen Poppy (Hesperomecon linearis)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 19, 2023 02:33 PM PDT

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What

Many-stem Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum multicaule)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 19, 2023 02:40 PM PDT

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What

Erect Evax (Hesperevax sparsiflora)

Observer

paulexcoff

Date

March 18, 2023 12:34 PM PDT

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What

Hedgehog Scalycap (Phaeomarasmius erinaceus)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

March 17, 2023 02:23 PM PDT

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What

Four-spotted Collops (Collops quadrimaculatus)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

March 9, 2023 09:44 AM PST

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What

Milkvetches (Genus Astragalus)

Observer

malacothrix

Date

March 5, 2023 09:57 AM PST

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What

California Larkspur (Delphinium californicum)

Observer

arheyman01

Date

June 4, 2019 12:35 PM PDT

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What

Great Valley Phacelia (Phacelia ciliata)

Observer

mirts

Date

March 7, 2023 04:27 PM PST

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Observer

efmer

Date

March 7, 2023 09:53 AM PST