I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime. So I thought, why not also create a life list for plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Sanicula crassicaulis (Pacific Sanicle)
3/25/17 Dripping Springs Trail, Agua Tibia Wilderness,
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County
LIFE LIST NOTES:
COMMON NAME: Pacific Sanicle
SPECIES: Sanicula crassicaulis
FAMILY: Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
LIFE LIST DATE: 3/25/17
LOCATION: Dripping Springs Trail, Agua Tibia Wilderness, Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County
Leaf: generally palmate or palmate-ternate, green; blade 3--12 cm, generally +- rounded-cordate, lobes 3--5, obovate, generally +- deeply cut, margins finely sharp-serrate, teeth generally +- 1 mm, central lobe generally >= 10 mm wide at base, distal segment 4--20 mm wide.