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Tufted Townsend Daisy Townsendia scapigera

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Gravelly-sandy clearing between sagebrush on crest of low ridge, near road NF-028 at road 42765C, east of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5770 ft.

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Desert Gooseberry Ribes velutinum

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 11, 2019 10:42 AM PDT

Description

Masonic road approx 1.8 road miles east of Hwy 182, Bodie Hills, Mono County, California, elev. 7120 ft.

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Mosquito Ferns Genus Azolla

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tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 03:20 PM PDT

Description

Species not determined. With Lemna sp., on mud and shallow water below spring at Fletcher, east edge of the Bodie Hills, Mineral County, Nevada, elev. 6100 ft.

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Duckweeds Genus Lemna

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tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 03:17 PM PDT

Description

Species undetermined, maybe Lemna minuta. With Azolla sp., on mud and shallow water below spring at Fletcher, east edge of the Bodie Hills, Mineral County, Nevada, elev. 6100 ft.

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Naked-stemmed Phacelia Phacelia gymnoclada

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tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:09 PM PDT

Description

On low, rocky-gravelly ridge at west end of Fletcher Valley, along Sweetwater-Aurora Road (NF-028), northeast edge of the Bodie Hills, Mineral County, Nevada, elev. 6040 ft.

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Budsage Artemisia spinescens

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 03:54 PM PDT

Description

On low, rocky-gravelly ridge at west end of Fletcher Valley, along Sweetwater-Aurora Road (NF-028), northeast edge of the Bodie Hills, Mineral County, Nevada, elev. 6040 ft.

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Bees Epifamily Anthophila

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:35 PM PDT

Description

Bee visiting Erigeron aphanactis. Hillside near road NF-028 at road 42765C, east of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5760 ft.

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Rayless Shaggy Fleabane Erigeron aphanactis

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:36 PM PDT

Description

Hillside near road NF-028 at road 42765C, east of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5760 ft.

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Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids Order Orthoptera

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:44 PM PDT

Description

In a gully that drains into the East Walker River, near road NF-028 at road 42765C, east of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5760 ft.

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What

Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:31 PM PDT

Description

Horn. Among sagebrush scrub, in a gully that drains into the East Walker River, near road NF-028 at road 42765C, east of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5760 ft.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Found on my hat. In sagebrush scrub, near road NF-028 at road 42765C, east of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5770 ft.

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Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:36 PM PDT

Description

Not sure about the ID. Among flowers of desert peach (Prunus andersonii) in sagebrush scrub near Sweetwater-Aurora road (NF-028) on grade west of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5900 ft.

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Desert Madwort Alyssum desertorum

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 11, 2019 10:59 AM PDT

Description

On disturbed roadside and in relatively undisturbed sagebrush-pinyon pine vegetation nearby, Masonic road approx 1.8 road miles east of Hwy 182, Bodie Hills, Mono County, California, elev. 7120 ft. Filaments are are winged (see last photo); mature fruits are glabrous (only slightly hairy on immature fruits) and all are <4 mm long (not 4–6.5 mm long) (http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?key=8805).
If this ID is correct, it's the first record of A. desertorum in the Bodie Hills. (Per Calflora, A. simplex was observed farther up this road, between Lakeview Spring and New York Hill, 8,190 ft. -- likely the same thing? https://www.calflora.org/entry/poe.html#vrid=wb1194-125)

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Twinleaf Onion Allium anceps

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Openings in sagebrush scrub, along NF-046 (road to Masonic), approx. 0.1 road mile south of NF-028 (Sweetwater-Aurora Road), north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5825 ft.
Last photo shows what I think qualifies as outer bulb coat cells that are "± net-like ... rectangular, transversely elongate, in ± regular rows" (http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?key=9889#AGX33. and http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=12510)

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Dugway Wild Buckwheat Eriogonum nutans var. nutans

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Gravelly-sandy roadside with various native annual plants, near sagebrush scrub, along NF-046 (road to Masonic), approx. 1.0 road mile south of NF-028 (Sweetwater-Aurora Road), north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 6010 ft.

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What

Indian Ricegrass Achnatherum hymenoides

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 9, 2019 06:57 PM PDT

Description

Along trail around parade ground at Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 4250 feet.

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Round-leaf Puncturebract Oxytheca perfoliata

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 9, 2019 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Among Sarcobatus baileyi and Artemisia spinescens on gentle slope north of Fort Churchill, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 4370 ft.

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Star-flowered Lily-of-the-Valley Maianthemum stellatum

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 06:49 AM PDT

Description

Edge of willow thicket beside irrigation canal and bridge at campground entrance, Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 4225 ft.

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Chocolate Drops Caulanthus pilosus

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 9, 2019 04:41 PM PDT

Description

Near north end of gentle slope north of Fort Churchill, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 4490 ft.
@jdmore, this appears to be the same as the "typical (but less well known) form of the species from the Great Basin" in your recent observations?

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Alpine Tiger Beetle Cicindela plutonica

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 11:01 AM PDT

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on bridge over East Walker River at Rosachi Ranch, Sweetwater-Aurora Road (NF-028), Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5780 ft. Near willow-dominated riparian vegetation.

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:35 PM PDT

Description

Sphex? Among flowers of desert peach (Prunus andersonii) in sagebrush scrub near Sweetwater-Aurora road (NF-028) on grade west of The Elbow, north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5900 ft.

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Torrey's Desertdandelion Malacothrix torreyi

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 11:54 AM PDT

Description

Gravelly-sandy roadside with various native annual plants, near sagebrush scrub, along NF-046 (road to Masonic), approx. 1.0 road mile south of NF-028 (Sweetwater-Aurora Road), north edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 6010 ft.

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Budsage Artemisia spinescens

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 12:42 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5950 ft.

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Shortstem Lupine Lupinus brevicaulis

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 12:29 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5950 ft.

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Shadscale Atriplex confertifolia

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:01 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5950 ft.

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Shortspine Horsebrush Tetradymia spinosa

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 12:53 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5950 ft.

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Nevada Suncup Camissonia nevadensis

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:04 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5960 ft.

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Naked-stemmed Phacelia Phacelia gymnoclada

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:18 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5960 ft.

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What

Mono County Phacelia Phacelia monoensis

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:08 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5960 ft.
Phacelia monoensis has the all-yellow corollas. Also in this picture are Phacelia gymnoclada (the purple & yellow corollas) and Malacothrix torreyi (the blue-green leaf rosettes).

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What

Starvation Prickly-Pear Opuntia polyacantha

Observer

tmessick

Date

May 10, 2019 01:14 PM PDT

Description

Along crest of hill west of Red Wash Creek, near NF-128, south of NF-028. Northern edge of the Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5960 ft.

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