Botanizing Mt. Diablo

I hit the peak of Mt. Diablo with some real botanists on Sunday. The mountain was seriously brown, but there was still plenty of floral action happening, along with some cool butterflies and birds. Saw all manner of new things, including a new Clarkia, and some gilia-like things I'm still not sure of. We saw some Mt. Diablo Jewelflower that was big and green and almost nothing like the little red guys I saw on Eagle Peak a month ago. Also, the endemic Mt. Diablo Phacelia! Good day all around.

Publicado por kueda kueda, 29 de abril de 2009

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 01:22 PM PDT

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One of two gilia-like plants we saw and couldn't decide on. Calyx maybe 8mm.

I just stepped through my key again (Beidleman & Kozloff), and I got to Allophyllum gilioides. Anyone care to confirm? Wish I'd gotten a better pic of the leaves. Check out the CalPhoto pics.

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 11:25 AM PDT

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Fairly small flowers. Calyx maybe 8mm.

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 01:08 PM PDT

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Perlita Azulgrís (Polioptila caerulea)

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 02:52 PM PDT

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Pretty cool. Haven't seen this bird in years.

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 01:01 PM PDT

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Mariposa Parche de Edith (Euphydryas editha)

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 01:46 PM PDT

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Plenty of checkerspots flitting around the mountain.

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 12:58 PM PDT

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Amapola de California (Eschscholzia californica)

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 12:46 PM PDT

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 12:44 PM PDT

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Mariposa Cometa (Papilio zelicaon)

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 12:26 PM PDT

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 12:13 PM PDT

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 12:07 PM PDT

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ID based on the pinately lobed lower leaves.

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kueda

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Abril 2009

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Encino (Quercus chrysolepis)

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 01:28 PM PDT

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kueda

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Abril 26, 2009 11:42 AM PDT

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One of many cool flowers along the North Peak Trail, but pretty much the only one I was able to photograph to my satisfaction.

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