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Dwarf Checkermallow (Sidalcea malviflora)

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aparrot1

Date

February 17, 2022 11:44 AM PST

Description

Dwarf Checkermallow (Sidalcea malviflora) Native, perennial plant commonly found in open meadows close to the sea and on lower coastal hills. Flowers have 5 pink petals with prominent veins, squared off at tip. Peak bloom time: March-July.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 96.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 204-205.

eJepson's :
https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=44424

Ohlone Uses: food and poultice. Wildflowers of Point Lobos State Reserve, A. Muto, p. 111.

Checkerblooms - Photo (c) Philip Bouchard, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
allynlea's ID: Checkerblooms (Genus Sidalcea)
Added on March 19, 2022
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Common Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

February 17, 2022 12:34 PM PST

Description

Common Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii) Native, annual plant growing in a grassy meadow. Inflorescence is shaped like the head of a fiddle (violin-like instrument). Seeds and foliage may be poisonous to cattle. Leaves are coarse and hairy-bristly. Stems are bristly and ascending to erect. Tubular flowers are yellow with orange spots at base of lobes. Peak bloom time April-August.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 332.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 90-91.

https://montereywildflowers.com/boraginaceae-amsinckia/

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=13145

Common Fiddleneck - Photo (c) Emily Sanchez, all rights reserved, uploaded by Emily Sanchez
allynlea's ID: Common Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)
Added on March 19, 2022
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Milkmaids (Cardamine californica)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

February 21, 2022 12:55 PM PST

Description

Milkmaids (Cardamine californica). Native plant growing in mostly shaded mixed woodland. Clusters of white 4-petaled flowers. Basal leaves forming rosettes from which stems arise. Leaves have 3-5 leaflets of varying shapes. Peak bloom time: Jan-May.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 203.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 108-109.

https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=76456

Milkmaids - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: Milkmaids (Cardamine californica)
Added on March 19, 2022
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Purple Owl's-Clover (Castilleja exserta)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 29, 2021 11:24 AM PDT

Description

Purple Owl's-Clover (Castilleja exserta) Native, annual plant in Genus Castilleja, growing in open grassland meadow. Approx. 4" tall. Densely shaggy-hairy overall. Lower leaves are long, linear, and thread-like. Tips of galea (upper lip of flowers) are hairy and hooked--first photo, 3rd from left shows hook). Peak bloom time: March-May.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 109.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 220-221.

"Leaf: 10--50 mm; lobes 5--9, +- thread-like."
https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=18200

See Excellent extensive photo albums of every described form of Castilleja in North America north of Mexico by Mark Egger:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_egger_castilleja/collections/72157617709816218/

Purple Owl's-Clover - Photo (c) Calibas, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
allynlea's ID: Purple Owl's-Clover (Castilleja exserta)
Added on June 30, 2021
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White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 29, 2021 10:53 AM PDT

Description

White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus) Native, CA endemic plant in the Lily (Liliaceae) family. A.k.a. Fairy Lantern. Commonly found in shaded or open woodland. It first appears with a single, strap-like leaf lying prostrate on the ground. Pendulous flowers have three large, delicate, hair fringed, creamy white, occasionally pink-tinged petals. Each petal has a yellowish hump where the nectar gland is found inside the flower. Large, three-sided seed pods. Peak bloom time: April-June.

We once found a Fairy Lantern with two bees sleeping inside. We called it a B&B (for 2 bees). Coined by A.Skinlo.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 234.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp.324-325.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=16710

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 224.

White Globe Lily - Photo (c) Dan and Raymond, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus)
Added on June 30, 2021
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Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 29, 2021 11:12 AM PDT

Description

In area that was heavily burned during the August 2020 River Fire. Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 355.

Yellow Mariposa Lily - Photo (c) Anthony Lombardi, some rights reserved (CC BY)
allynlea's ID: Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus)
Added on June 30, 2021
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Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 21, 2021 09:26 AM PDT

Description

On Earl Moser Trail, in open meadow, in Jack’s Peak County Park, Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 355.

Yellow Mariposa Lily - Photo (c) Anthony Lombardi, some rights reserved (CC BY)
allynlea's ID: Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus)
Added on June 24, 2021
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Golden Brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 21, 2021 09:16 AM PDT

Description

Golden Brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides) Native, perennial plant that likes sandy or clay soils. A.k.a. Pretty Face. Leaves 1-2 and grass-like. Single stem with yellow, 6 petalled, star-shaped flowers. Each petal has a dark central vein. 6 flat stamens alternate between long and short, long ones with horn like appendages. After blooming, flowers close and turn a muted orange with reddish-purple tips. Peak bloom time: March-August.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 379.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 334-335.

eJepsons: https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=53294

Golden Brodiaea - Photo (c) Morgan Stickrod, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Morgan Stickrod
allynlea's ID: Golden Brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides)
Added on June 24, 2021
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White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 21, 2021 09:14 AM PDT

Description

White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus) Native, CA endemic plant in the Lily (Liliaceae) family. A.k.a. Fairy Lantern. Commonly found in shaded or open woodland. It first appears with a single, strap-like leaf lying prostrate on the ground. Pendulous flowers have three large, delicate, hair fringed, creamy white, occasionally pink-tinged petals. Each petal has a yellowish hump where the nectar gland is found inside the flower. Large, three-sided seed pods. Peak bloom time: April-June.

We once found a Fairy Lantern with two bees sleeping inside. We called it a B&B (for 2 bees). Coined by A.Skinlo.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 234.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp.324-325.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=16710

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 224.

White Globe Lily - Photo (c) Dan and Raymond, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus)
Added on June 24, 2021
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Pacific Trillium (Trillium ovatum)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 14, 2021 10:34 AM PDT

Description

Pacific Trillium (Trillium ovatum) Native plant growing in a semi-shaded mostly California redwoods forest. 3 green, ovate, whorled leaves per flower. Flower parts are in multiples of 3: three sepals, 3 petals that start out white and turn pink with age. 6 stamens. Peak bloom time: Feb-April.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 328-329.

https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=47239

Pacific Trillium - Photo (c) Brent Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
allynlea's ID: Pacific Trillium (Trillium ovatum)
Added on June 16, 2021
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Western Heart's Ease (Viola ocellata)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 14, 2021 10:51 AM PDT

Description

Violets growing in a shady redwood forest near the creek on 6-mile Trail, Land of Medicine Buddha.

Western Heart's Ease - Photo (c) David Hofmann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
allynlea's ID: Western Heart's Ease (Viola ocellata)
Added on June 16, 2021
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Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 14, 2021 10:09 AM PDT

Description

On 6-mile Trail, Land of medicine Buddha. Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana) Native, perennial plant commonly found carpeting redwood forest floors. 3-lobed, heart- shaped leaflets. 5-petaled flowers vary from pure white to pale pink. Peak bloom time: Feb-Aug.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 244.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 226-227.

eJepson's :
https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=35641

Redwood Sorrel - Photo (c) Arica Rivera, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Arica Rivera
allynlea's ID: Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana)
Added on June 16, 2021
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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 14, 2021 01:24 PM PDT

Description

Miles and miles of beautiful Coast Redwoods on 6-mile Trail at Land of Medicine Buddha. (adjacent to Forest of the Nicene Marks state park in Soquel.

Coast Redwood - Photo (c) kmvogelsang, all rights reserved, uploaded by kmvogelsang
allynlea's ID: Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
Added on June 16, 2021
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Peak Rushrose (Crocanthemum scoparium)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 10, 2021 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Peak Rushrose (Crocanthemum scoparium) Native, perennial plant that grows in dry, sandy or rocky soils. Leaves are small, linear to narrowly lanceolate. Matures into a small rounded mound with 5-petaled pale yellow flowers. Peak bloom time: March-July.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p.96

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 135-136.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=95270

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 340.

Peak Rushrose - Photo (c) Jill Matsuyama, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: Peak Rushrose (Crocanthemum scoparium)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Chaparral Pea (Pickeringia montana)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

May 25, 2021 10:10 AM PDT

Description

Chaparral Pea (Pickeringia montana) Native, large, spiny, evergreen shrub that grows on dry slopes and ridges. It has dense, intricate branches. Leaves are simple or palmately compound, with 2–3 small elliptic to ovate leaflets. Flowers are solitary and bright pink-magenta with a yellowish-brown triangle at the base of the banner. Peak bloom time: April-May.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p.117.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=38189

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 168-169.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 58.

Monterey County Wildflowers https://montereywildflowers.com/fabaceae-misc/

Chaparral Pea - Photo (c) BJ Stacey, all rights reserved
allynlea's ID: Chaparral Pea (Pickeringia montana)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 1, 2021 12:59 PM PDT

Description

Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii) Yerba Buena translates to Good Herb in Spanish. Native, perennial, mat-forming plant that grows in shaded woods. Oval, fragrant leaves smell “minty.” Leaves can be used to make tea. Small, white, tubular flowers. Peak bloom time: April-July.

Monterey Pine Forest: Coastal California's Living Legacy, 2nd. ed, Monterey Pine Forest Watch, 2018, p. 118.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 136.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=80483

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, p.190-191.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 232.

Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide https://montereywildflowers.com/lamiaceae-misc/

Yerba Buena - Photo (c) Alex Abair, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alex Abair
allynlea's ID: Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Coast Dudleya (Dudleya caespitosa)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 1, 2021 01:49 PM PDT

Description

California has 49 recorded species of Dudleya, many of which are endemic to the state, and some of which are endemic to a only a single county. (I-Nat. California Dudleya Mapping Project)

Genus: Dudleya is characterized by fleshy and glabrous leaves which occur in basal rosettes, and in colors generally ranging from green to gray. The inflorescence are on vertical or inclined stems up to a meter high, but usually much shorter. Stems are topped by a cyme with alternate leaf-like bracts. Both the petals and sepals of the small flowers are 5 in number and fused below. 5 pistils, also fused below, have 10 stamens arranged around them.


Coast Dudleya (Dudleya caespitosa) Native, perennial, common Dudleya in the Stonecrop (Crassulaceae) family that grows on coastal rock and sandy soil. A.k.a. Sea Lettuce. There are usually several basal rosettes of leaves, up to 20 cm long. They are succulent, oblong to lanceolate or roundish, generally with acute tips. Stem are long with greater increased distance between internodes (compared to Bluff Lettuce, Dudleya farinosa). Flowers are a cluster of bright yellow flowers, the petals united for < 1/3 of their length, on curving red peduncles.Peak bloom time: June-August.

D.Styer lists 2 Dudleya species in Fort Ord: D. caespitosa and D. lanceolata.
Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 99.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 140, 143.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=23643

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 341.

Monterey County Wildflowers https://montereywildflowers.com/crassulaceae-dudleya/

Coast Dudleya - Photo (c) 
(c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), some rights reserved (CC BY)
allynlea's ID: Coast Dudleya (Dudleya caespitosa)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Monterey Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja latifolia)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 2021

Description

Occasionally this species of Castilleja is yellow.

Monterey Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja latifolia). Native/endemic on the Central California coast. It is strictly limited to coastal dunes and sandy bluffs, mostly in the general vicinity of Monterey. A.k.a. Seaside Painted Cup. Inflorescence color can be reddish-orange, orange, and occasionally yellow. Entire plant is pubescent--covered with short, soft hairs, but not woolly. Leaves are fleshy, oblong to rounded, less than 2cm, and blunt at tip. Bracts widely wedge-shaped to widely obovate.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell,p. 155.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 221-223.

https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=18228

Castilleja photos, grouped by species, by Mark Egger:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_egger_castilleja/collections/72157617709816218/

92 excellent Monterey Indian Paintbrush photos by Mark Egger:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_egger_castilleja/sets/72157624358881361/

Monterey Indian Paintbrush - Photo (c) Jeremiah Degenhardt, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jeremiah Degenhardt
allynlea's ID: Monterey Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja latifolia)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Venus Thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. venustum)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 10, 2021 09:49 AM PDT

Description

A Native thistle. Lower phyllaries are sharply reflexed (down curved), unlike Cobwebby Thistle. Blooms May-July.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 27.

Jepson eFlora ssp. venustum
https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=56557

Venus Thistle - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: Venus Thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. venustum)
Added on June 14, 2021
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California Cudweed (Pseudognaphalium californicum)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 1, 2021 01:08 PM PDT

Description

A.k.a. Everlasting. Dried flowers make long lasting scented bouquets. Smells like vanilla.

California Cudweed - Photo (c) nstassinopoulos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
allynlea's ID: California Cudweed (Pseudognaphalium californicum)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Common Madia (Madia elegans)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 3, 2021 10:15 AM PDT

Description

A tall native tarweed. Very sticky to the touch. Blooms Apr-Nov. Flowers are pure yellow in the early season but develop a deep maroon center later on. Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 306.

Common Madia - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: Common Madia (Madia elegans)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Deerweed (Acmispon glaber)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 8, 2021 11:25 AM PDT

Description

Growing at top of Hitchcock Loop trail near bench, at Kahn Ranch. Lots of Skippers and other butterflies on it.

Acmispon glaber (previously Lotus scoparius) a.k.a. common deerweed, deervetch, California broom or western bird's-foot trefoil is a perennial subshrub in the pea family. It is commonly found in many areas including chaparral, coastal sand, and roadsides at elevations below 1500 m (4900ft).

A Native plant. Numerous long, stout stems, both erect and branching, with sessile clusters of 2-7 small yellow flowers arranged in umbrels which turn reddish with age. Peak bloom time: Mar-Aug.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 344.

Deerweed - Photo (c) stonebird, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
allynlea's ID: Deerweed (Acmispon glaber)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Pink Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 10, 2021 10:04 AM PDT

Description

Pink Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum) Fragrant, native plant in the Cudweed (Gnaphalieae)Tribe. It has an open and many-branched growth habit which is unlike other members of this genus (Rabbit-Tobaccos). Tall, up to 150cm (4.9ft). Stems are +- tomentose, stalked-glandular. Leaves are narrow, green above and below, not woolly. Inflorescence grows in panicle-like clusters. Phyllaries are pink, occasionally white, and the flowers are yellow. Peak bloom time: July-August.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 55.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 64-65.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=80579

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 189.

Monterey County Wildflowers https://montereywildflowers.com/asteraceae-cudweeds/

Pink Everlasting - Photo (c) 2008 Jorg Fleige, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
allynlea's ID: Pink Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Rabbitfoot Clover (Trifolium arvense)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 10, 2021 10:21 AM PDT

Description

Rabbitfoot Clover (Trifolium arvense) Introduced/naturalized, clover, with ciliated stems and leaves, that grows in disturbed soils. Similar-looking to Narrow-leaved Clover (Trifolium angustifolium), but inflorescence is smaller, 1–3 cm, ovate to short-cylindric, and very soft to the touch. Stems are erect to ascending. Soft inflorescence appears pale pink to white with thin, red lines. Peak bloom time: June.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p.118.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 174-175.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=47041

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 66.

Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide https://montereywildflowers.com/fabaceae-clover-xinv/

Rabbitfoot Clover - Photo (c) eugenezakharov, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by eugenezakharov
allynlea's ID: Rabbitfoot Clover (Trifolium arvense)
Added on June 14, 2021
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California Horkelia (Horkelia californica)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 10, 2021 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 264.

Flora of Fort Ord, D. Styer, 2019, p.188.

Less frequently seen than wedge leaf Horkelia. My specimen is more likely Horkelia cuneata . . . (pending further study)

California Horkelia - Photo (c) David Hofmann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
allynlea's ID: California Horkelia (Horkelia californica)
Added on June 14, 2021
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Lewis' Clarkia (Clarkia lewisii)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 2021

Description

This Clarkia was being windblown, to the left :-)

Lewis' Clarkia (Clarkia lewisii) is a native, annual plant found only in Monterey and San Benito Counties. Nodding buds are characteristic. Outer anthers are lavender and longer than white, speckled inner anthers. Long, white stigma is exserted beyond anthers and has a "+" at the tip. Sepals stay fused in 4's. Ring of hairs visible at rim, when looking down into flower (whereas in Clarkia cylindrica, ring of hairs is below the rim). Petals can be lavender or pink. Base of petals sometimes have tiny, dark pink speckles. The entire base of the petals is occasionally deep crimson, similar to Ruby Chalice Clarkia (Clarkia rubicunda), but the plant can be distinguished by its nodding buds, and the two different forms of its anthers. Peak bloom time: May-July.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 100.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 214-215.

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, 152.

Monterey County Wildflowers, Trees & Ferns https://montereywildflowers.com/onagraceae-clarkia/

eJepson's https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=19585

Lewis' Clarkia - Photo (c) samanthaspurlin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by samanthaspurlin
allynlea's ID: Lewis' Clarkia (Clarkia lewisii)
Added on June 14, 2021
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