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

1 comment:

  1. on hikes at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center where I was a volunteer for 3 years on the hikes with 5th grade classes, the common named shared by staff up there for the rock jasmine was "Fairy Candelabra."