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Mourning Iris (Iris susiana)

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edwardpsfeir

Date

June 2020

Place

Lebanon (Google, OSM)

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lullula-m

Date

May 25, 2024 04:08 PM +03

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Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

Date

August 18, 2018

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Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

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felipemesa

Date

June 1, 2024 01:35 PM -05

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What

Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

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dodo_colombia

Date

June 29, 2024 01:13 PM -05

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lendebeer

Date

June 15, 2024 03:53 PM EAT

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What

Giant Thistle (Cirsium subcoriaceum)

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angela_husfeld

Date

March 16, 2018 10:21 AM CET

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ygurjar

Date

September 9, 2016 03:43 PM IDT

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paul-gonzales

Date

March 13, 2022 09:53 AM -05

Description

Gonzáles 10319 (USM)

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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andybetter

Date

February 6, 2019 12:14 PM MST

Description

Not sure if this is some sort of plant or fungus.

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What

Blue Lily (Agapanthus praecox)

Date

September 13, 2017

Description

Hierba de flores blancas o moradas

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bariza

Date

December 22, 2023 09:27 AM -03

Description

Registros de Fernanda Anjos

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cesar383

Date

January 14, 2024 02:47 PM -03

Description

Ribera Lago Conguillío, Parque Nacional Conguillío.

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White Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba)

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howard_erbe99

Date

April 28, 2016 12:44 AM PDT

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sapienshane

Date

April 3, 2022 12:08 PM PDT

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Triplet Lilies (Genus Triteleia)

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graysquirrel

Date

May 25, 2024 03:36 PM PDT

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What

Ithuriel's Spear (Triteleia laxa)

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jimtietz

Date

May 23, 2020 10:53 AM PDT

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Date

March 28, 2009 09:16 AM -03

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ignaciomra1

Date

August 6, 2023 08:00 AM CST

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What

Plume Thistles (Genus Cirsium)

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manesalinas

Date

April 25, 2008

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What

Giant Thistle (Cirsium subcoriaceum)

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claloe

Date

March 8, 2018 02:44 PM CST

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rose352

Date

March 12, 2023 07:31 AM -03

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lexgarcia1

Date

June 10, 2017 09:36 PM CDT

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What

Plume Thistles (Genus Cirsium)

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alb12

Date

March 27, 2022 10:17 AM CST

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tchester

Date

March 1, 2018 11:27 AM PST

Description

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Coyote Creek, Third Crossing

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nicrodemo

Date

May 30, 2022 01:25 PM CDT

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aurorauribe

Date

April 23, 2016 06:15 PM -05

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What

Purple Pleatleaf (Alophia drummondii)

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pufferchung

Date

May 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found a lot of these beauties today!
Human vision vs UV + bug vision filter
Purple Pleatleaf (Alophia drummondii) produces a few flowers, which only last a single day.
The flowers secretes fatty acid floral oil, instead of sweet nectar.
The main pollinators of Alophia drummondii are oil bees.

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bryanep

Date

February 23, 2017 10:38 AM -05

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What

North American Freshwater Catfishes (Family Ictaluridae)

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william_deml

Date

December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST

Description

This observation is of the Fish, rather than the Snake that ingested it (listed separately).

My colleagues and I took this photograph of an actual original and unique X-Ray (physical "hard copy") film made in the Emergency Room of the University hospital in which I worked night shifts back in 2002. It was the regional center for medical treatment of snake bites in north central Florida. This Florida Cottonmouth's (Agkistrodon conanti) coiled body, head to tail, can be measured on the original film by laying a piece of string on the image, tracing the course of the backbone. At 58 inches, or 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) then, this a pretty large snake as Water Moccasins go.

What's more, one of the main reasons we X-rayed it at all was that it had clearly recently eaten something. It had a large bulge in it's stomach, down about a third of it's body length, just past its air-filled lungs that are visible on the film as well defined darker shapes. We found the bulge was a big fish with a large blunt bony skull and easily discernable swim bladder, which we thought to be a catfish (though we lacked an Ichthyologist amongst the E.R. staff of course).

I can follow the fish's spine for much of its length in the image, but lose it somewhere along the snake's lung in the extreme right of the picture. There is an interesting and distinct structure visible at the top that looks to me like a bony spine at the front of the dorsal fin. The skull is about 7 centimeters long, and the fin spine about 3 centimeters long, measured directly from the actual film. I don't know whether the loose dense material below the swim bladder represents the fish's stomach contents, or something else in the snake's stomach. The X-Ray film was 11 by 14 inches in size, so the fish must have been roughly around a foot (30 centimeters) long in total. We did not, in any case dissect the snake in the E.R.

My impression at the time was that this was most likely something like a Brown Bullhead, just judging from what I could make out of its size and shape. It would be fascinating to hear from someone more familiar with fish skeletons and anatomy. I am sure identification from an X-Ray is possible, considering what can be done with even fossil remains among experts. I will defer to anyone with more experience reading fish X-rays.

The Radiological Technician that made the actual exposure for us on film, at my request, wrote the details of the exposure for future reference on the film itself, which, though the film suffered damage when it was later stolen from my vehicle inside a locked briefcase and dumped out in a back alley and further mistreated both by the thieves and the weather, I can still read most of what he wrote with a "magic marker":
"40(or 46) MA
1 MAS
56 KV"
Are there any X-Ray Tech's out there who can confirm that that is in fact a good exposure for a big dead snake with enclosed fish?

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edil01

Date

April 11, 2024 11:05 AM -05

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s-quiel

Date

April 4, 2024 11:44 AM CST

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What

Amaryllis, Onions, and Allies (Family Amaryllidaceae)

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agujaceratops

Date

March 13, 2024 12:53 PM -03

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bodofzt

Date

October 9, 2023 12:31 PM CST

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fern_friend

Date

December 8, 2019 01:50 PM PST

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diegoalmendras

Date

November 24, 2021 02:32 PM -03

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mlangemeier

Date

July 7, 2021 05:08 PM MDT

Description

S. pallidum on left with S. idahoense var. occidentale on right

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fernandotbarros

Date

November 11, 2018 09:58 AM -02

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What

Pongol Sword (Chlorophytum laxum)

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imamthidayat

Date

January 17, 2024 02:21 PM WIT

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What

Bléieplanzen (Subphylum Angiospermae)

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rodolfo8

Date

September 21, 2017

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Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

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flo_grattarola

Date

December 11, 2023 05:35 PM -03

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What

Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

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ornitoloca

Date

November 29, 2023 06:39 PM -03

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What

Blue Pigroot (Sisyrinchium micranthum)

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solanauy

Date

November 12, 2021 10:06 AM -03

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cesarpizarrorios

Date

January 27, 2024 03:51 PM -04

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Date

January 18, 2024 02:46 PM -04

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blakesito

Date

March 8, 2022 08:41 AM CST

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alberto_gantz

Date

November 15, 2014 01:42 PM -03

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flaviensaboureau

Date

January 3, 2024 02:04 PM -03

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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david_escandon

Date

August 30, 2023 01:59 PM CST

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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david_escandon

Date

August 30, 2023 01:59 PM CST

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What

Mountain Pretty Face (Triteleia ixioides ssp. anilina)

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adamschneider

Date

May 11, 2018 03:50 PM PDT

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nicolaszuniga

Date

July 16, 2023 11:27 AM CST

Place

celaque (Google, OSM)

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justinhawthorne

Date

May 18, 2018 10:25 AM SAST

Description

Mt Guiting Guiting

Genus: Patersonia?

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What

Century Plants (Genus Agave)

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felixmurillo

Date

Missing Date

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What

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

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horseshoekid

Date

April 22, 2023 11:35 AM MDT

Description

Sometimes you just gotta mash the shutter for too long

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Montbretias (Genus Crocosmia)

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alondra_prado

Date

November 20, 2023

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What

Coralroots (Genus Corallorhiza)

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jonathan200

Date

May 23, 2018 01:30 PM CDT

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liligiussani

Date

November 7, 2021 05:37 PM -03

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What

Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

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carancho

Date

November 6, 2022 10:03 AM -03

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What

Garden Treasure Flower (Gazania × splendens)

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w_a_i_b_e_l

Date

July 16, 2023 01:47 PM CST

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alex_zuniga

Date

October 4, 2023 12:32 PM CST

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challenguate

Date

September 2, 2023 12:23 PM CST

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marcoacuna

Description

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marcoacuna

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marcoacuna

Description

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Snowplant (Sarcodes sanguinea)

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jmmcc92

Date

May 30, 2021 06:02 AM PDT

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aldebaran

Date

August 25, 2022 07:51 AM CDT

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leviker

Date

April 1, 2018 10:16 PM MDT

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vicsteinmann

Date

September 15, 2016 01:22 PM CDT

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birdernaturalist

Date

November 6, 2005 07:38 AM CST

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marcoacuna

Date

August 2022

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gina-barton

Date

October 16, 2021 08:49 AM PDT

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What

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

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jackw

Date

August 27, 2018 09:32 AM PDT

Description

This is the female red fox and her two kits playing.

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What

Orange Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus)

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evamarie

Date

May 16, 2017 11:13 AM PDT

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juanfran1985

Date

August 6, 2023 03:34 PM CST

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panchorm

Date

July 27, 2023 12:30 PM CST

Description

Hierba frecuente a un costado de la carretera en planicie y lugar de fácil encharcamientos

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ulises_pinedo51

Date

July 29, 2023 03:43 PM CST

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abrahamsanchez

Date

July 2023

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hermes

Date

July 18, 2023 12:25 PM CST

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What

Monocots (Class Liliopsida)

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leonardomercon

Date

April 11, 2021 11:08 AM -03

Description

Fotos feitas durante trabalho de registro da expedição BIOTRIPS AMAZÔNIA, realizada pelo parceiro Thiago Silva-Soares.

  • Todos os participantes da expedição fizeram o teste de COVID.

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esteban_koch

Date

May 6, 2022 11:06 AM -04

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najera_tutor

Date

May 27, 2017 07:08 PM CDT

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What

Tiger-Flowers (Genus Tigridia)

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najera_tutor

Date

May 9, 2017 07:01 PM CDT

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What

Purple Pleatleaf (Alophia drummondii)

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neida5

Date

June 21, 2023 08:32 AM -03

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nachotorres

Date

July 14, 2023 08:17 AM CST

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rodrigo_rijalba

Date

May 23, 2023 11:55 AM -05

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Date

May 29, 2020 11:07 AM UTC

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jairdoscanions

Date

April 18, 2023 09:48 AM -03

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bsullend

Date

June 18, 2023 07:53 AM CST

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What

Prettyface (Triteleia ixioides)

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snakeinmypocket

Date

June 25, 2023 01:19 PM PDT

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lucia189

Date

July 28, 2020 02:21 PM UTC

Description

Creciendo a cielo abierto, tiene un olor muy agradable, dulce.

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marumg

Date

July 28, 2020 02:58 PM CDT

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What

Agaves, Orchids, Irises, and Allies (Order Asparagales)

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conci

Date

May 15, 2021 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Note climbing structure:)

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Santa Rosa Basalt Brodiaea (Brodiaea santarosae)

Observer

tchester

Date

June 2023

Description

This species didn't evolve among tall weedy non-native grasses, but it still manages to just barely emerge from the weedpit when rain and winds knock down the Avena. One wonders how long it can survive in such conditions.

This species can be identified from some distance due to its lighter color and very long filaments.

See the next observation for close-ups of some nearby plants in a habitat without tall Avena:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/167769171

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Santa Rosa Basalt Brodiaea (Brodiaea santarosae)

Observer

tchester

Date

June 2023

Description

The color of the close-ups isn't accurate; see the last pix for their true color in the field.

These plants don't have to contend with tall Avena, since they are in a wetter area. See the previous observation for unluckier plants:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/167769170

The first pix here shows a normal B. santarosae flower, and the second pix shows how robust the flower is.

The third pix shows an aberrant flower where two staminodes and/or stamens have been converted to being petal-like! Between those two you can see a typical white laid-back staminode of B. santarosae, and you can see two normal stamens.

Some Brodiaea species are prone to having infrequent aberrant flowers.

I didn't notice this in the field, or else I would have taken a pix from a different angle to better understand the origin of the petal-like things.

These flowers may have been in the same scape, or may have been from plants very close together. Even if they were from plants very close together, those plants were almost certainly genetically identical. B. santarosae corms multiply in number by 5.5 x per year (under potted conditions), and so form large patches that have all originated from a single seedling a long time ago.

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tchester

Date

May 27, 2023 06:32 PM PDT

Description

Miranda Kennedy told us she had seen blue dicks with inflated stems, which none of the rest of us had ever noticed, so we were on the lookout for one. It didn't take long for Ted Caragozian to find one! It turned out that at the location of the first stem gall Ted found, there were something like five other blue dicks stems with similar inflated stems. They were much less common elsewhere.

I cut open one sample, and found at least five little insects inside. One is shown in the pix here, in pix 1, 2 and 5.

Measurements on the insect: 0.5 mm long and ~0.15 mm wide.

The chamber inside the stem is shaped like a groove through the axis of the stem, and is ~14 mm long and ~0.9 mm wide.

The stem enlargement is 33 mm long and 5 mm wide. The stem below the gall is 1.8 mm wide.

I've placed this under the host species, but if someone knows what critter this is, please give it a proper determination.

See:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1115360/bgimage

Those appear to be the same critters, but in my obs, the critters are all in one chamber, not in the parallel chambers that @silversea_starsong observed.

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yerbasanta

Date

June 8, 2023 03:07 PM PDT

Description

Gall on Tritileia ixioides stem below flower.

Appeared to be hollow within, but I wasn't willing to completely tear open.

No frass visible within, large cavity. Many seen along this trail.

https://gallformers.com/host/3721

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norikonbu

Date

April 27, 2023 07:08 AM PDT

Description

4 adults merged from a gall collected in this area:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/153729350

Collection date: 04-01-2023
Emergence date: 04-27-2023

4 more identical midges emerged (no photos added here):
04-28-2023

Time-lapse of emergence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1apsuYRoAc
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/6argssxK8uE