Sunday, June 19, 2016

Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia (Beach Evening Primrose)

 8/18/04 Moss Landing State Beach, Monterey County, CA

8/18/04 Moss Landing State Beach

3/16/02 Salt Marsh Interpretive Trail, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve,
Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Beach Evening Primrose

SPECIES: Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE3/16/2002

LOCATION: Salt Marsh Interpretive Trail, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial or subshrub, short-lived, rosetted, densely strigose (rarely glabrous); hairs of inflorescence generally erect, short

Stems prostrate to ± ascending, < 60(130) cm, peeling

Leaf 5–50 mm, narrowly ovate to obovate, minutely serrate; cauline petioles 0–10 mm

Inflorescence nodding

Flower: hypanthium 2.1–8.5 mm; sepals 4–11.5 mm; petals 6–20 mm, yellow fading reddish, bases with 0–2 red dots

Fruit 10–25 mm, 2–2.5 mm wide, 4-angled, generally 1–2-coiled

Seeds in 1 row per chamber, 1.2–1.3 mm, minutely pitted in rows, dull brownish black

Ecology: Sandy slopes, flats, coastal dunes

Elevation: < 100 m.  

Bioregional distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, South Coast, Channel Islands 

Distribution outside California: sw Oregon, n Baja California

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Camissonia campestris (Mojave Suncup)

 4/21/01 Dirt track to Cinder Cones off Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve 
(East Mojave), San Bernardino County, CA

 3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

 5/10/03 Avenue T at 116th Street, Jackrabbit Flat Wildlife Preserve,
Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County, CA

5/10/03 Jackrabbit Flat

5/10/03 N-6 (Fort Tejon Road), north of Devil's Punchbowl (N. San Gabriel Mountains), 
Los Angeles County, CA

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Mojave Suncup

SPECIES: Camissonia campestris

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE4/21/2001

LOCATION: Dirt track to Cinder Cones off Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve (East Mojave), San Bernardino County, CA

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual, slender; rosette generally ± 0; hairs 0, coarse, or glandular

Stem decumbent or erect, 5–25(50) cm, peeling

Leaf 5–30 mm, linear to narrowly elliptic or narrowly oblanceolate, minutely to coarsely serrate
Inflorescence nodding

Flower: hypanthium 1.5–5 mm; sepals 3–8(12) mm, remaining adherent in pairs; petals (3.5)5–15 mm, yellow fading reddish, base with (1)2 red dots; stigma exceeding anthers

Fruit 20–43 mm, 0.7–2 mm wide, cylindric, alternately narrow and swollen by seeds, straight or wavy, sub sessile

Seeds in 1 row per chamber, 0.8–1.6 mm, shiny, minutely pitted

Ecology: Open sandy flats, desert scrub, non coastal grasslands

Elevation: 0–2000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills, Great Central Valley, Central Western California, e Southwestern California, Mojave Desert 

Eulobus californicus (California Suncup)


 4/27/03 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco,
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

 5/18/01 Eaton Canyon Trail, Eaton Canyon Natural Area,
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

 4/3/05 Grotto Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains National 
Recreation Area, Ventura County, CA

4/3/05 Grotto Trail

 2/27/05 Henderson Canyon Road, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, CA

2/6/05 Shavers Valley, Riverside County, CA

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: California Suncup

SPECIES: Eulobus californicus

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE5/18/2001

LOCATION: Eaton Canyon Trail, Eaton Canyon Natural Area, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stem ascending to erect, 2–Annual, subglabrous (or leaves minutely strigose, inflorescence sparsely glandular-hairy); rosette well developed

Stem straight, slender, erect, 2–180 cm, ± glaucous or green

Leaves much reduced upward, < 300 mm, narrowly elliptic, irregularly and sharply pinnately lobed

Inflorescence: flowers widely spaced

Flower: hypanthium 0.6–1.5 mm, closed by fleshy disk; sepals 3.9–8 mm; petals 6–14 mm, yellow, base ± red-flecked

Fruit reflexed, 45–110 mm, cylindric (drying 4-angled), ± straight

Seeds in 1 row per chamber, 1.3–1.6 mm, olive with purple spots

Ecology: Open places in coastal-sage scrub, chaparral, desert scrub

Elevation: < 1300 m.

Bioregional distribution: s Outer North Coast Ranges (Sonoma Co.), San Joaquin Valley (Fresno Co.), South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California, Desert

Distribution outside California: sw Arizona, nw Mexico

Flowering time: Apr–Jun

Synonyms: Camissonia californica

Horticultural information: SUN, DRY, DRN: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

Chylismia brevipes (Yellow Cups)


 2/6/05 Wash on north side of Box Canyon Road (across road from
Little Box Canyon Trailhead), Mecca Hills, Riverside County, CA

 2/6/05 Wash on north side of Box Canyon Road

 3/21/04 Wash off west side of Cottonwood Road (south of Visitor Center), Joshua Tree
National Park, Riverside County, CA

3/21/04 Joshua Tree National Park

 3/13/05 Joshua Tree National Park

 3/25/05 Roadside off Hwy. 178, 1 mile west of Shoshone (just outside boundary with Death
Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA

  3/25/05 Hwy. 178 west of Shoshone, Inyo County, CA

 
3/26/05 Hwy. 247 (between Barstow and Lucerne Valley), roadside just south of gas pipeline road, 
San Bernardino County, CA

4/27/01 Sandy wash near primitive campsites, Trilobite Wilderness (BLM), East Mojave,
San Bernardino County, CA

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Yellow Cups

SPECIES: Chylismia brevipes

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/27/2001

LOCATION: Sandy wash near primitive campsites, Trilobite Wilderness (BLM), East Mojave, San Bernardino County, CA

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From Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual, strigose or hairs spreading. 

Stem: 3--75 cm. 

Leaf: generally basal, simple to 1-pinnate; terminal leaflet < 65 mm, lateral leaflets generally < 10 mm or 0. 

Inflorescence: nodding. 

Flower: opening at dawn; hypanthium 3--8 mm; sepals 5--9 mm, tips in bud generally free and +- terminal; petals 3--18 mm, yellow, rarely bases red-dotted; stamens +- equal. 

Fruit: 18--92 mm, ascending to spreading, cylindric, straight or curved; pedicel 2--20 mm. 

Seed: 1--1.5 mm. 

Synonyms: Camissonia brevipes (A. Gray) P.H. Raven

eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner

Friday, May 13, 2016

Eremothera boothii ssp. desertorum (Booth's Desert Primrose, Bottle Washer)

 3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail


3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Booth's Desert Primrose, Bottle Washer

SPECIES: Eremothera boothii ssp. desertorum 

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/22/2003

LOCATION: Hagen Canyon Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

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From Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Rosette well developed; hairs sparse, minutely strigose (or also glandular, especially in inflorescence). 

Stem: 10--35 cm. 

Leaf: generally 10--40 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, or proximal oblanceolate, entire to minutely dentate. 

Inflorescence: bracts inconspicuous. 

Fruit: 1--1.6 mm wide, generally curved downward. 

Ecology: Sandy or gravelly slopes, washes, generally creosote-bush scrub; 

Elevation: 450--2000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: s SNH, s SNE, DMoj. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Jul 

Note: Intermediate between Eremothera boothii subsp. condensataEremothera boothii subsp. decorticans

Synonyms: Camissonia boothii (Douglas) P.H. Raven subsp. desertorum (Munz) P.H. Raven; Oenothera boothii Douglas subsp. desertorum (Munz) Munz; Oenothera boothii subsp. inyoensis Munz

Camissoniopsis bistorta (Southern Suncup)

  
 4/12/03 Eaton Canyon Natural Area, San Gabriel Mountains,
Los Angeles County, CA

 4/2/05 Eaton Canyon

3/6/05 Hwy. 79 between call box and Wood Chuck Rd., Temecula-Aguanga area,
Riverside County, CA

 3/10/02 Eaton Canyon

 4/29/00 Eaton Canyon 

6/1/03 Chiquito Trail, San Mateo Canyon, Santa Ana Mountains,
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Southern Suncup

SPECIES: Camissoniopsis bistorta

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/29/2000

LOCATION: Eaton Canyon Natural Area, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

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From Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual or short-lived perennial herb, rosetted; strigose or hairs spreading, in inflorescence short, erect. 

Stem: decumbent to +- ascending, 50--80 cm, peeling. 

Leaf: 12--120 mm, petioled or distal generally +- sessile; cauline generally lanceolate (linear), minutely dentate to +- entire. 

Flower: hypanthium 2--5(7.5) mm; sepals (2.3)5--8(11) mm; petals (4.2)7--15 mm, basal spots generally 1--2; stigma exceeding anthers. 

Fruit: 12--40 mm, 1.5--2.5 mm wide, +- 4-angled, generally straight or slightly wavy and twisted. Seed: 0.9--1 mm. 

Ecology: Sandy fields near coast or clay soils in grassland to openings in coastal-sage scrub or chaparral; 

Elevation: < 600 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SW; 

Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Jun 

Note: Cross-pollinated. Intergrades with Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia subsp. suffruticosa

Synonyms: Camissonia bistorta (Nutt. Ex Torr. & A. Gray) P.H. Raven; Oenothera bistorta Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray; Oenothera bistorta var. veitchiana Hook.; Oenothera heterophylla Spach

eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Geranium richardsonii (Richardson's Geranium)

 7/4/05 Forest Service Road 64 just past turnoff to Blue Lake from County Road 58,
Modoc National Forest, Lassen County, CA
  
 7/4/05 Forest Service Rd. 64, Modoc NF

 7/4/05 Forest Service Rd. 64, Modoc NF

7/7/05 Roadside seep on Rock Creek Road (en route to Mosquito Flat/Little Lakes trailhead), 
Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

 8/16/04 Along unpaved road from Lundy Lake Resort to trailhead paralleling Mill Creek to Lundy Falls. Eastern Sierras, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA

8/16/04 Lundy Lake trail

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Richardson's Geranium

SPECIES: Geranium richardsonii

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

LIFE LIST DATE8/16/2004

LOCATION: Along unpaved road from Lundy Lake Resort to trailhead paralleling Mill Creek to Lundy Falls. Eastern Sierras, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial

Stem ascending to erect, 2–8 dm, glabrous to sparsely hairy, glandular above

Leaves: lower 5–30 cm; blades 5–15 cm wide, divided into ± 5 broadly wedge- to diamond-shaped segments, upper 3/4 of segments lobed

Flower: pedicels 1–2 cm; sepals 6–12 mm, awned; petals 10–18 mm, rounded, white to lavender, generally purple-veined, basal half soft-hairy

Fruit: body 3–4 mm, sparsely hairy; style column 20–25 mm, beak 2–3 mm

Seed coarsely pitted

Ecology: Moist sites, meadows, coniferous forest

Elevation: 1200–2700 m.  

Bioregional distribution: High Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, San Jacinto Mountains, Warner Mountains 

Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Rocky Mtns

Geranium molle (Dovefoot Geranium, Woodland Geranium) - Non-Native

5/19/01 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco, San Gabriel Mountains,
Los Angeles County, CA

 4/30/00 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde)

 4/30/00 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde)

4/27/03 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde)

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Dovefoot Geranium, Woodland Geranium

SPECIES: Geranium molle

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

LIFE LIST DATE4/30/2000

LOCATION: In shaded areas (under tree canopies), Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual, biennial

Stem decumbent to erect, 1–4 dm, ± soft-hairy

Leaves: lower 4–12 cm; blades 1–5 cm wide, 5–7-lobed; lobes rounded, ± toothed

Flower: pedicels 5–20 mm; sepals 3–4 mm, acute; petals ± = sepals, notched, red-purple

Fruit: body ± 2 mm, glabrous; style column 6–10 mm, beak 1–2 mm

Seed smooth

Ecology: Open to shaded sites, disturbed ground

Elevation: < 1000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: widespread N.America; native to Europe

Geranium dissectum (Cutleaf Geranium) - Non-Native

 
4/17/05 Trans Preserve Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

4/17/05 Trans Preserve Trail, SRP

LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Cutleaf Geranium

SPECIES: Geranium dissectum

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

LIFE LIST DATE4/17/2005

LOCATION: Trans Preserve Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual

Stem ascending to erect, 2–8 dm; hairs rough, spreading to pointed downward, generally glandular above

Leaves: lower 8–15 cm; blades 2–6 cm wide, deeply dissected into 5–7 linear to oblong segments, upper half of segments lobed

Flower: pedicels 6–10 mm; sepals 4–7, short-awned; petals ± = sepals, ± notched, rose-purple

Fruit: body 2–3 mm, minutely bristly; style column 12–15 mm, beak 2–3 mm

Seed deeply pitted

Ecology: Open, disturbed sites

Elevation: < 1200 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: to e N.America; native to Europe

Erodium botrys (Broadleaf Filaree, Longbeak Stork's Bill) - Non-Native


4/9/05 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco,
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

 5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail, Triunfo Creek Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Westlake Village,
Los Angeles County, CA

4/17/05 Vernal Pool3 trailhead, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

3/11/01 Charmlee Wilderness Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, 
Los Angeles County, CA


LIFE LIST NOTES:

COMMON NAME: Broadleaf 
Filagree, Longbeak Storksbill

SPECIES: Erodium botrys

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

LIFE LIST DATE3/11/2001

LOCATION: Charmlee Wilderness Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA

NOTES: Late, heavy winter rains this year. Cold and overcast on 3/11/2001. Abundant on sandy trail through meadow heading towards coast.

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Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual

Stem prostrate to ascending, 1–9 dm, short-hairy

Leaves lobed to dissected; lobes ± 8–10 mm wide; lower leaves 3–15 cm; blade ± = petiole, ovate to oblong in outline, glabrous to sparsely puberulent, veins short-appressed-hairy

Flower: sepals 10–13 mm, tip bristly; petals slightly > sepals, lavender

Fruit: body 8–11 mm, pit ± round, deep, glabrous, generally subtended by 2 furrows; style column 5–12 cm

Ecology: Dry, open or disturbed sites

Elevation: < 1000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: native to s Europe