Saturday, September 22, 2012

Aproaching autumn at Ojito

devilsclaw, doubleclaw Proboscidea parviflora
about 1/2 mi before Ojito Boundary
9/04, 9/06, 9/09 Ojito Wilderness, braided wash hike and a stop beyond Hoodoo Parking
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   ragweed sagebrush  Artemisia franserioides
   prairie sagewort, fringed sage  Artemisia frigida
   yellow blanketflower  Gaillardia pinnatifid
   broom snakeweed  Gutierrezia sarothrae
   prairie sunflower  Helianthus petiolaris
   hoary tansyaster  Machaeranthera canescens
   slender goldenweed  Machaeranthera gracilis
   tanseyleaf tansyaster  Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
   lemonscent  Pectis angustifolia
   threadleaf groundsel  Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
   brownplume wirelettuce  Stephanomeria pauciflora
   Hopi tea, greenthread  Thelesperma megapotamicum
   rough cocklebur  Xanthium strumarium
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
   phlox heliotrope  Heliotropium convolvulaceum
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
   spectacle pod, touristplant  Dimorphocarpa wislizeni
Capparidaceae (Caper family)
   Rocky Mountain bee plant  Cleome serrulata
   redwhisker clammyweed  Polanisia dodecandra
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)
   winged pigweed  Cycloloma atriplicifolium
   tumbleweed, prickly Russian thistle  Salsola tragus
Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory family)
   field bindweed  Convolvulus arvensis
   bush morning-glory  Ipomoea leptophylla
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
   Texas croton  Croton texensis
Fabaceae (Pea family)
   Albuquerque prairie clover  Dalea scariosa
   lemon scurfpea  Psoralidium lanceolatum
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
   gray globemallow  Sphaeralcea incana
Martyniaceae (Devilsclaw family)
   devilsclaw, doubleclaw  Proboscidea parviflora
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)
   snowball sandverbena  Abronia fragrans
   lanceleaf moonpod  Selinocarpus lanceolatus
   smallflower sandverbena  Tripterocalyx micranthus
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape family)
   manyflower broomrape   Orobanche ludoviciana
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   blue trumpet gilia  Ipomopsis longiflora
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
   buckwheat  Eriogonum sp.
Portulacaceae (Purslane family)
   little hogweed  Portulaca oleracea
Solanaceae (Potato or nightshade family)
   silverleaf nightshade   Solanum elaeagnifolium
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop family)
   puncturevine, goathead  Tribulus terrestris


gray globemallow  Sphaeralcea incana



snowball sandverbena  Abronia fragrans
smallflower sandverbena  Tripterocalyx micranthus
9/6/2012  10:15 AM
smallflower sandverbena  Tripterocalyx micranthus
9/9/2012  9:30 AM
lemonscent  Pectis angustifolia
blue trumpet gilia  Ipomopsis longiflora
bush morning-glory  Ipomoea leptophylla
red-naped sapsucker on one of the few foliated tamarisk
 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Holy Ghost Canyon

10:30 and 8260 feet. A bit before the Wilderness Boundary looking west.
The summer rainfall spurred a profusion of flowers, especially Erigeron.
Also, we saw a trio of young turkeys on the road up to the campground

8-13 Holy Ghost Creek, Pecos Wilderness
Amaryllidaceae  (Amaryllis family)
   nodding onion  Allium cernuum
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
   mountain parsley  Pseudocymoptrus montanus
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   western yarrow  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis
   orange agoseris, burnt-orange dandelion  Agoseris aurantiaca
   pearly everlasting  Anaphalis margaritacea
   tarragon  Artemisia dracunculus
   musk thistle  Carduus nutans
   yellow thistle  Cirsium pallidum
   spreading fleabane  Erigeron divergens
   spruce-fir fleabane  Erigeron eximius
   trailing fleabane  Erigeron flagellaris
   three-nerve fleabane  Erigeron subtrinervis
   showy goldeneye  Heliomeris multiflora var multiflora
   Newberry's hymenopappus  Hymenopappus newberryi
   orange sneezeweed  Hymenoxys hoopesii
   notchleaf groundsel  Packera fendleri
   lyrate groundsel  Packera sanguisorboides
   blackeyed susan  Rudbeckia hirta
   cutleaf coneflower  Rudbeckia laciniata
   Canada goldenrod  Solidago canadensis
   Wright's goldenrod  Solidago wrightii
   narrow goldenrod  Solidago simplex
   western aster  Symphyotrichum ascendens
   tall Easterdaisy  Townsendia eximia
   yellow salsify  Tragopogon dubius
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
   western wallflower  Erysimum capitatum
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
   Parry's bellflower  Campanula parryi
   harebell  Campanula rotundifolia
Fabaceae (Bean family)
   red clover  Trifolium pratense
   white clover  Trifolium repens
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
   redstem stork's bill  Erodium cicutarium
   purple geranium  Geranium caespitosum
   Richardson's geranium  Geranium richardsonii
Liliaceae (Lily family)
   elegant death camas  Zigadenus elegans  
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
   wild basil  Clinopodium vulgare
   American dragonhead   Dracocephalum parviflorum
   common healall  Prunella vulgaris
Linaceae (Flax family)
   blue flax  Linum lewisii var. lewisii
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)
   white four o'clock, velvet umbrellawort  Mirabilis albida
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
   fireweed  Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium
   fringed willowherb  Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
   Hooker’s evening primrose  Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   scarlet gilia  Ipomopsis aggregata
   Holy Ghost ipomopsis  Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
   James' buckwheat  Eriogonum jamesii
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
   Columbian monkshood  Aconitum columbianum
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   woolly cinquefoil  Potentilla hippiana
   pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
   Cleaver's goosegrass  Galium mexicanum 
Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon family)
    seep monkeyflower  Mimulus guttatus
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
   spike verbena  Verbena macdougalii 
 
white four o'clock, velvet umbrellawort Mirabilis albida
Holy Ghost ipomopsis Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus
scarlet gilia Ipomopsis aggregata
wild basil Clinopodium vulgare  


blackeyed susan Rudbeckia hirta

notchleaf groundsel Packera fendleri
lyrate groundsel Packera sanguisorboides
Columbian monkshood Aconitum columbianum
1:15 and 8636 feet. Facing north in the meadow before the 2nd stream crossing.
2:30 and 8300 feet. Looking towards the east a bit of sunlight returns.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sierra Nacimiento

8-08 Las Vacas Forest Trail #51 to Valle Damian
Amaryllidaceae  (Amaryllis family)
   Geyer's onion  Allium geyeri
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
   mountain parsley  Pseudocymoptrus montanus
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   western yarrow  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis
   ragweed sagebrush  Artemisia franserioides
   orange agoseris, burnt-orange dandelion  Agoseris aurantiaca
   pale agoseris  Agoseris glauca
   spreading fleabane  Erigeron divergens
   trailing fleabane  Erigeron flagellaris
   most beautiful daisy  Erigeron formosissimus
   orange sneezeweed  Hymenoxys hoopesii
   mountain tarweed  Madia glomerata
   straw everlasting, annual cudweed  Pseudognaphalium stramineum
   cutleaf coneflower  Rudbeckia laciniata
   cutleaf groundsel  Senecio eremophilus
   narrow goldenrod  Solidago simplex
   western aster  Symphyotrichum ascendens
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
   manyflowered stickseed  Hackelia floribunda
Brassicaceae (Mustard  or cabbage family)
   twisted pod draba, Heller's draba  Draba helleriana
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
   harebell  Campanula rotundifolia
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
   thymeleaf sandwort  Arenaria serpyllifolia
Fabaceae (Bean family)
   red clover  Trifolium pratense
   white clover  Trifolium repens
Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
   autumn dwarf gentian  Gentianella amarella
   Parry's gentian  Gentiana parryi
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
   Richardson's geranium  Geranium richardsonii
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
   wild mint  Mentha arvensis
   common healall  Prunella vulgaris
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
   white checkermallow  Sidalcea candida
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
   fringed willowherb  Epilobium ciliatum
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
   rattlesnake orchid  Goodyera oblongifolia
Plantaginaceae (Plaintan family)
   narrowleaf plantian  Plantago lanceolata
   brooklime  Veronica americana
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   scarlet gilia  Ipomopsis aggregata
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
   white marsh marigold  Caltha leptosepala
   woodland buttercup  Ranunculus uncinatus
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   shrubby cinquefoil  Pentaphylloides floribunda
   woolly cinquefoil  Potentilla hippiana
   pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
   giant red Indian paintbrush  Castilleja miniata
   western yellow paintbrush  Castilleja occidentalis
   yellow owl's-clover  Orthocarpus luteus
   sickletop lousewort  Pedicularis racemosa
   yellow rattle  Rhinanthus minor ssp. minor
Violaceae (Violet family)
   Canadian white violet  Viola canadensis


western aster Symphyotrichum ascendens
Parry's gentian Gentiana parryi
woodland buttercup Ranunculus uncinatus

yellow owl's-clover Orthocarpus luteus
most beautiful daisy Erigeron formosissimus
wild mint Mentha arvensis
rattlesnake orchid Goodyera oblongifolia
Valle Damian

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Some eastern grassland locations in the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge


7-27  Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, native plant tour with Judith Phillips
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
    woolly tidestromia  Tidestromia lanuginosa
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
   horsetail milkweed  Asclepias subverticillata  
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   woolly marigold, desert marigold  Baileya multiradiata  
   baby aster  Chaetopappa ericoides  
   yellow blanketflower  Gaillardia pinnatifid  
   annual sunflower, common sunflower  Helianthus annuus  
   fineleaf hymenopappus  Hymenopappus filifolius var. lugens
   cutleaf goldenweed  Machaeranthera pinnatifida  
   ash-grey blackfoot  Melampodium leucanthum
   paper daisy, woolly paperflower  Psilostrophe tagetina
   brownplume wirelettuce  Stephanomeria pauciflora
   Hopi tea  Thelesperma megapotamicum  
   cowpen daisy, golden crownbeard  Verbesina encelioides  
   plains zinnia, Rocky Mountain zinnia  Zinnia grandiflora  
Brassicaceae (Mustard  or cabbage family)
   Wright's thelypody  Thelypodium wrightii    
Capparidaceae (Caper family)
   redwhisker clammyweed  Polanisia dodecandra  
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)
   mealy goosefoot  Chenopodium incanum
   tumbleweed, prickly Russian thistle  Salsola tragus  
Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory family)
    Texas bindweed, gray bindweed  Convolvulus equitans 
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
   whitemargin sandmat, rattlesnake weed  Chamaesyce albomarginata
   Texas croton  Croton texensis  
Fabaceae (Pea family)
   white prairie clover  Dalea candida
   James' holdback  Pomaria jamesii  
   twinleaf senna  Senna bauhinioides
Linaceae (Flax family)
    Chihuahuan flax  Linum vernale  
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
   Wright's globemallow  Sphaeralcea wrightii
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)
   trailing windmills  Allionia incarnata
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
    scarlet gaura, scarlet beeblossom  Gaura coccinea  
Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)
   white milkwort  Polygala alba
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   blue trumpets  Ipomopsis longiflora  
   dwarf skyrocket, dwarf ipomopsis  Ipomopsis pumila  
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
   Abert buckwheat  Eriogonum abertianum
   roundleaf buckwheat  Eriogonum rotundifolium 
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   Apache plume  Fallugia paradoxa  
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
   moth penstemon  Penstemon ambiguus  
Solanaceae (Potato or nightshade family)
   desert tobacco  Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia  
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
   Dakota vervain, mock vervain  Glandularia bipinnatifida
towards the west
Texas bindweed, gray bindweed Convolvulus equitans 
trailing windmills Allionia incarnata
twinleaf senna Senna bauhinioides

whitemargin sandmat, rattlesnake weed Chamaesyce albomarginata
woolly tidestromia Tidestromia lanuginosa
roundleaf buckwheat Eriogonum rotundifolium 
a snapshot of the inland sea
moth penstemon Penstemon ambiguus  
baby aster Chaetopappa ericoides  
paper daisy, woolly paperflower Psilostrophe tagetina
Wright's globemallow Sphaeralcea wrightii


towards the east
towards the north

much thanks to Ms. Phillips and the staff of SNWR






Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alamo Canyon

The journey to our drop-off site is a spectacular ride up Redondo Canyon.

Redondo Peak from VC06 switchback
wall opposite view at switchback




forest mix at drop-off  area

7-15 Alamo Canyon, Valle Caldera
Amaryllidaceae  (Amaryllis family)
   nodding onion  Allium cernuum 
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
   mountain parsley  Pseudocymopterus montanus  
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   western yarrow  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis
   yellow thistle  Cirsium pallidum
   spreading fleabane  Erigeron divergens
   sprucefir fleabane  Erigeron eximius
   fleabane  Erigeron sp.
   orange sneezeweed  Hymenoxys hoopesii
   ping├╝e, rubberweed  Hymenoxys richardsonii  
   narrow goldenrod  Solidago simplex  
Brassicaceae (Mustard  or cabbage family)
   common tansymustard, flixweed  Descurainia sophia
   twisted pod draba, Heller's draba  Draba helleriana  
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
   Parry's bellflower  Campanula parryi  
   harebell, bluebell bellflower  Campanula rotundifolia
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
   spreading sandwort  Arenaria lanuginosa  
   thymeleaf sandwort  Arenaria serpyllifolia  
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
   purple geranium, pineywoods geranium  Geranium caespitosum
   Richardson's geranium  Geranium richardsonii  
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
   American dragonhead   Dracocephalum parviflorum  
   common healall  Prunella vulgaris  
Liliaceae (Lily family)
   Gunnison's mariposa lily  Calochortus gunnisonii
Oxalidaceae (Woodsorrel family)
   violet woodsorrel  Oxalis violacea
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   scarlet gilia  Ipomopsis aggregata
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   woolly cinquefoil  Potentilla hippiana   
   pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima   
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
   giant red Indian paintbrush  Castilleja miniata
   yellow owl's-clover  Orthocarpus luteus  
   scarlet penstemon  Penstemon barbatus  
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
   bigbract verbena, carpet vervain  Verbena bracteata



violet woodsorrel  Oxalis violacea
pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima
giant red Indian paintbrush  Castilleja miniata
harebell, bluebell bellflower  Campanula rotundifolia
fleabane  Erigeron sp.
Gunnison's mariposa lily  Calochortus gunnisonii