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
  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

3 mountain hikes


1
Sierra Nacimiento

We only went halfway around the lake, which is quite a bit lower than last time.  Happily, the soil along Trail #51 is moist.

7-05 San Gregorio Lake
Amaryllidaceae  (Amaryllis family)
   nodding onion  Allium cernuum 
   Geyer's onion  Allium geyeri 
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
   mountain parsley  Pseudocymoptrus montanus
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   western yarrow  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis
   orange agoseris, burnt-orange dandelion  Agoseris aurantiaca  
   yellow thistle  Cirsium pallidum  
   spreading fleabane  Erigeron divergens
   sprucefir fleabane  Erigeron eximius
   beautiful fleabane  Erigeron formosissimus
   orange sneezeweed  Hymenoxys hoopesii
   cutleaf groundsel  Senecio eremophilus
   narrow goldenrod  Solidago simplex
Brassicaceae (Mustard  or cabbage family)
   twisted pod draba, Heller's draba  Draba helleriana  
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
   harebell  Campanula rotundifolia
Fabaceae (Bean family)
   red clover  Trifolium pratense
   white clover  Trifolium repens
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
   Richardson's geranium  Geranium richardsonii
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
   common healall  Prunella vulgaris
Liliaceae (Lily family)
   Gunnison's mariposa lily  Calochortus gunnisonii
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
   fireweed  Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   shrubby cinquefoil  Pentaphylloides floribunda
   pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima
   Woods' rose  Rosa woodsii
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
   northern bedstraw  Galium boreale
Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon family)
   giant red Indian paintbrush  Castilleja miniata
   western yellow paintbrush  Castilleja occidentalis
   elephanthead lousewort  Pedicularis groenlandica
   fernleaf lousewort  Pedicularis procera
   sickletop lousewort  Pedicularis racemosa  
   Whipple's penstemon  Penstemon whippleanus

elephanthead lousewort Pedicularis groenlandica
western yellow paintbrush Castilleja occidentalis
orange sneezeweed Hymenoxys hoopesii
Gunnison's mariposa lily Calochortus gunnisonii
narrow goldenrod Solidago simplex
Richardson's geranium Geranium richardsonii











2
Sandia Mountains



7-08 Capulin Spring Picnic Area
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
   mountain parsley  Pseudocymopterus montanus
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   western yarrow  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis
   fleabane  Erigeron sp.
Note: We would love to have guidence in distinguishing between E. formosissimus & E. speciosus
   showy goldeneye  Heliomeris multiflora var multiflora
   cutleaf coneflower  Rudbeckia laciniata
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
   purple geranium, pineywoods geranium  Geranium caespitosum
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
   American dragonhead   Dracocephalum parviflorum
   mintleaf bergamot  Monarda fistulosa var. menthifola
Liliaceae (Lily family)
   Gunnison's mariposa lily  Calochortus gunnisonii
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
   common mallow  Malva neglecta
   white checkermallow  Sidalcea candida
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)
   white four o'clock, velvet umbrellawort  Mirabilis albida
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   scarlet gilia  Ipomopsis aggregata
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
   scarlet penstemon  Penstemon barbatus
   Whipple's penstemon  Penstemon whippleanus
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
   bigbract verbena, carpet vervain  Verbena bracteata
   spike verbena  Verbena macdougalii
Remnents of the sea at 8800 feet
scarlet gilia Ipomopsis aggregata

Gunnison's mariposa lily Calochortus gunnisonii
fleabane Erigeron sp.
cutleaf coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata


3
Jemez Mountains
Burn area flooding / the awesome power of water. 


7-10 Las Conchas Fishing Trail
Amaryllidaceae  (Amaryllis family)
   nodding onion  Allium cernuum
Apiaceae (Parsley family)
   spotted water hemlock  Cicuta maculata
   common cowparsnip  Heracleum maximum
   mountain parsley  Pseudocymopterus montanus
Asteraceae (Aster family)
   western yarrow  Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis
   Fendler's brickellbush   Brickelliastrum fendleri  (guess)
   yellow thistle  Cirsium pallidum
   fleabane  Erigeron sp.
   oxeye daisy  Leucanthemum vulgare
   notchleaf groundsel  Packera fendleri
   black-eyed Susan  Rudbeckia hirta
   cutleaf coneflower  Rudbeckia laciniata
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
   manyflowered stickseed  Hackelia floribunda
   wayside gromwell  Lithospermum multiflorum
Brassicaceae (Mustard  or cabbage family)
   common tansymustard, flixweed  Descurainia sophia
   roundfruit yellowcress  Rorippa sphaerocarpa 
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
   Parry's bellflower  Campanula parryi
   harebell, bluebell bellflower  Campanula rotundifolia
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
   Fendler's sandwort  Arenaria fendleri
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)
   goosefoot  Chenopodium sp.
Fabaceae (Pea family)
   American vetch  Vicia americana
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
   purple geranium, pineywoods geranium  Geranium caespitosum
   Richardson's geranium  Geranium richardsonii
Hypericaceae (Clusiaceae family)
   Scouler's St. Johnswort  Hypericum scouleri
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
   American dragonhead   Dracocephalum parviflorum
   wild mint  Mentha arvensis
   mintleaf bergamot  Monarda fistulosa var. menthifola
   common healall  Prunella vulgaris
Linaceae (Flax family)
   blue flax, prairie flax  Linum lewisii var. lewisii
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
   white checkermallow  Sidalcea candida
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)
   hairy-tuft four o'clock  Mirabilis comata (guess)
   narrowleaf four o'clock   Mirabilis linearis
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
   fireweed  Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium
   fringed willowherb  Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
   Hooker’s evening primrose  Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima
Oxalidaceae (Woodsorrel family)
   violet woodsorrel  Oxalis violacea
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
   scarlet gilia  Ipomopsis aggregata
   towering Jacob's-ladder  Polemonium foliosissimum
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
   James' buckwheat  Eriogonum jamesii
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
   Fendler's meadow-rue  Thalictrum fendleri
Rosaceae (Rose family)
   roadside agrimony  Agrimonia striata
   silverweed cinquefoil  Argentina anserina
   yellow avens  Geum aleppicum
   mountain spray, rockspirea  Holodiscus dumosus 
   shrubby cinquefoil  Pentaphylloides floribunda
   woolly cinquefoil  Potentilla hippiana
   pretty cinquefoil  Potentilla pulcherrima
   Woods’ rose  Rosa woodsii
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
   seep monkeyflower  Mimulus guttatus
   scarlet penstemon  Penstemon barbatus
Valerianaceae (Valerian family)
   tobacco-root  Valeriana edulis
Scouler's St. Johnswort Hypericum scouleri
Richardson's geranium Geranium richardsonii

Parry's bellflower Campanula parryi
Hooker’s evening primrose Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

roadside agrimony Agrimonia striata
white checkermallow Sidalcea candida