Saturday, August 17, 2013

looking for the Asclepias involucrata at Ojito


On the Zia Reservation and Ojito Wilderness

a selection of flora and landscapes 

 I love the milkweeds and one of my goals for 2013 was to find this plant blooming.

On the Zia Reservation about .8mi. from the Wilderness cattle guard 09.06.2012

Zia

Just after the first rain
After a few trips to search, here he was blending in the landscape quite well.

07.28.2013
08.01.2013......more rain on the way


08.04.2013

 and a selection of flora between 08.04 and 08.11

lemonscent  Pectis angustifolia


trailing windmills  Allionia incarnate
 
othake, sand palafoxia  Palafoxia sphacelata


pricklyleaf dogweed  Thymophylla acerosa


phlox heliotrope  Heliotropium convolvulaceum

 
warty caltrop  Kallstroemia parviflora

 
creeping spiderling  Boerhavia spicata

 
devil's claw  Proboscidea parviflora


(another!) dwarf milkweed  Asclepias involucrata


Puñi Views Hike, Ojito Wilderness

the green Ojito
 a selection of flora along the mesa trail between 08.11 and 08.13

spotted sandmat   Chamaesyce maculata


shaggy dwarf morning-glory  Evolvulus nuttallianus


greenleaf five eyes  Chamaesaracha coronopus


prairie spiderwort  Tradescantia occidentalis


Colorado four o'clock  Mirabilis multiflora

 
silverleaf nightshade   Solanum elaeagnifolium

 
narrowleaf four o'clock   Mirabilis linearis


stemmy four-nerve daisy  Tetraneuris scaposa



brownplume wirelettuce  Stephanomeria pauciflora


Rocky Mountain zinnia  Zinnia grandiflora


ash-grey blackfoot  Melampodium leucanthum


flatglobe dodder  Cuscuta umbellata


goathead  Tribulus terrestris


slender goldenweed  Machaeranthera gracilis

  Hoodoo Pines Hike, Ojito Wilderness
green Ojito


08.14.2013
 mostly the same flora as the last few days but....a fine surprise


dwarf milkweed  Asclepias Asclepias involucrata
and:

Eastwood's sandwort  Arenaria eastwoodiae

 
Fendler's penstemon  Penstemon fendleri


white milkvetch  Astragalus flavus var. candicans










Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sandia Mountains

5/212013 10K S., Forest Trail #200


a short hike, forest awakening
Of course its dry and flowers are fewer than normal but found pretty much the usual selection for the date. We were lucky to find Calypsos in some sunlight.

Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)
  star Solomon's seal  Maianthemum stellatum
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
 mountain parsley  Pseudocymopterus montanus  
Asteraceae (Aster family)
  common dandelion  Taraxacum officinale   
Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
  creeping Oregon grape  Mahonia repens
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
 prairie bluebells  Mertensia lanceolata
Fabaceae (Pea family)
  golden pea  Thermopsis rhombifolia var. montana  
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
 fairy slipper  Calypso bulbosa
Primulaceae (Primrose family)
  northern rockjasmine  Androsace septentrionalis  
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
  red baneberry  Actaea rubra  
  fanleaf buttercup Ranunculus inamoenus
Violaceae (Violet family)
  Canadian white violet Viola canadensis



mountain parsley Pseudocymopterus montanus  



creeping Oregon grape Mahonia repens



fanleaf buttercup Ranunculus inamoenus





fairy slipper Calypso bulbosa




northern rockjasmine Androsace septentrionalis


Canadian white violet Viola canadensis

Monday, April 29, 2013

and something rather different to lead off the new season

Sand Creek, Colorado.....Pike National Forest

seeking Pasqueflowers....not expecting snow

 04/23/2013



 
 04/23/2013
 


 
early Easterdaisy Townsendia exscapa  
cutleaf anemone, pasqueflower Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida  


cinquefoil  Potentilla sp.