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Rhexia-leaf Indian-Paintbrush (Castilleja rhexiifolia)

Observer

hawksthree

Date

August 13, 2022 07:31 AM MDT

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Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

Date

May 1, 2019

Description

On NF-5620 to Dingford Creek Trailhead, this small apparent sword fern die off area occurs under closed canopy on the roadside; hemlocks to east and west and deciduous above to the north and south along the road.  There is clear evidence of die off on the east (uphill) side only, on either side of a gentle ditch which doesn’t appear to be a recent disturbance.

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Pleated Gentian (Gentiana affinis)

Observer

luca_hickey

Date

September 9, 2022 08:18 AM PDT

Description

On serpentine barren in montane pine forest

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Western Thatching Ant (Formica obscuripes)

Observer

anders102

Date

September 14, 2022 10:26 AM PDT

Place

Issaquah (Google, OSM)

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Chelan Penstemon (Penstemon pruinosus)

Observer

jimbreezely

Date

June 28, 2022 04:57 PM PDT

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Thompson's Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja thompsonii)

Observer

adamschneider

Date

August 26, 2020 04:16 PM PDT

Description

It's red!

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wendy5

Date

September 7, 2022 05:00 PM PDT

Description

Clumps of Pucciniastrum goeppertianum, known as Witches' Broom Rust, have appeared on several Evergreen Huckleberry shrubs!

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Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

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biosam

Date

September 7, 2022 07:58 PM PDT

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Rockslide Larkspur (Delphinium glareosum)

Observer

scramblyn

Date

July 2022

Description

The only white one among the purple, so I am assuming it’s a mutant.

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Gnome Plant (Hemitomes congestum)

Observer

scramblyn

Date

July 21, 2022 04:40 PM PDT

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Nootka Cypress (Cupressus nootkatensis)

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 29, 2019 03:29 PM PDT

Description

The largest Alaskan Yellow Cedar (Cupressus nootkatensis) I've ever seen.

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What

Orange-legged Furrow Bee (Halictus rubicundus)

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 1, 2022 03:46 PM PDT

Description

I think this is a Melissodes microstictus (Small Longhorn Bee) on Gumweed.

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Balga (Xanthorrhoea preissii)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 2, 2007

Description

Open area in jarrah/marri forest.

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Moss Heather (Harrimanella stelleriana)

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podiceps

Date

July 19, 2014

Description

Plants growing in rocky outcrops near lake shore. Several in flower. Rare at the park.

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Elephant's-Head Lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica)

Observer

christinags

Date

August 9, 2022 03:15 PM PDT

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Lace Lip Fern (Myriopteris gracillima)

Observer

jhorthos

Date

August 9, 2022 11:14 AM PDT

Description

One plant chosen for rehydration tests. First 3 photos are in the field showing appearance and context. Next photos are views of sampled fronds that grew this spring (2022) as they appeared at home (aka "the lab") a few hours after sampling, or same from the dead looking blackish fronds that are presumably from earlier years. Combined with other observations, the frond life cycle at this site seems to be: new frond initiation and growth in spring (April/May, probably shortly after snow melt), dehydration by late summer (but still viable), rehydration with fall rain, survival over winter and the following spring and continued photosynthesis, and finally frond death during dry summer (but not abcission). In the plant here, the tan fronds are this year's viable dried fronds and the gray-black fronds below are dead fronds from previous year(s). The spring condition of the previous year's fronds can be seen in https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117790263, where they constitute much of the plant and appear plump and dark green and presumably contributing to plant metabolism (the paler partially unfolded fronds are from spring 2022). Presumably the extent and timing of viable frond dehydration varies depending on summer water availability. It is possible that some fronds survive two winters, but that seems unlikely. In the site images here, the green color that appears to be associated with the dead fronds is from mosses just behind the fronds.

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Lemmon's Holly Fern (Polystichum lemmonii)

Observer

jhorthos

Date

August 2022

Description

some kind of strange malformation at the tip of each frond. appears to be from forking of the frond.

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Golden Buprestid Beetle (Buprestis aurulenta)

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geographerdave

Date

July 23, 2022 12:58 PM PDT

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What

Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)

Observer

jareddodson

Date

July 24, 2022 10:43 AM PDT

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Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia)

Observer

jensallan

Date

May 25, 2019 06:51 PM -02

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What

Scarlet Fritillary (Fritillaria recurva)

Date

April 23, 2019 01:50 PM PDT

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Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

Date

July 25, 2018 09:12 AM PDT

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What

Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

Observer

adamschneider

Date

July 16, 2022 10:40 AM PDT

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Mites (Subclass Acari)

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rainhead

Date

July 16, 2022 05:31 PM PDT

Description

Found on dead Bombus vosnesenskii: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126572979

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Large-flowered Cypripedium (Cypripedium macranthos)

Observer

borisbolshakov

Date

July 2018

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Moss Heather (Harrimanella stelleriana)

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matt_mardigan

Date

July 9, 2022 06:23 PM PDT

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Grasswidow (Olsynium douglasii)

Observer

rogerjohnson99

Date

May 30, 2022 10:40 AM PDT

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Dragon's Mouth (Arethusa bulbosa)

Observer

matt_mardigan

Date

June 2022

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Hoary Pincushion (Chaenactis douglasii)

Observer

matt_mardigan

Date

July 8, 2022 01:35 PM PDT

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Shining Hookeria (Hookeria lucens)

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tayloria

Date

September 19, 2020 11:06 AM CEST

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kathawk

Date

April 25, 2019 12:43 PM PDT

Description

On Turkey Tail

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Emerald Cockroach Wasp (Ampulex compressa)

Observer

pratik__joshi_

Date

May 15, 2022 09:29 PM IST

Place

Aurangabad (Google, OSM)

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What

Juniper Haircap Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum)

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cgbc

Date

April 22, 2022 07:48 PM EDT

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hugocampos

Date

October 14, 2018 10:32 AM -03

Description

Primera floración de la Lippia alba.

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Mountain Holly Fern (Polystichum scopulinum)

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steveansell

Date

August 11, 2019 01:36 PM PDT

Description

Recorded from a few locations in the area west of Tulameen. Fairly common on this small hillside above the forestry road.

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brnhn

Date

June 25, 2022 11:40 AM PDT

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seadoggy

Date

May 13, 2022 01:01 PM PDT

Description

??

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lemna

Date

May 16, 2021 01:19 PM PDT

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What

Poplar Budgall Mite (Aceria parapopuli)

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rainhead

Date

May 30, 2022 07:39 PM PDT

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brewbooks

Date

February 7, 2018 10:42 AM PST

Description

The spore capsule of this moss seem to transition from green to red.
Adding my best guess at ID
Growing on a rock wall in Lake Forest Park

Useful web post
https://sjgmoss.wordpress.com/

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Salmon-Eggs (Trichia decipiens)

Date

October 27, 2017 02:10 PM PDT

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What

Carlotta Hall's Lace Fern (Aspidotis carlotta-halliae)

Date

January 2022

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Kruckeberg's Sword Fern (Polystichum kruckebergii)

Date

August 11, 2010 04:03 PM PDT

Description

Growing on a rock with its parent species, Polystichym lemmonii and P. lonchitis.

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nerderific

Date

February 22, 2022 01:30 PM PST

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White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

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zoemo

Date

August 5, 2021 03:23 PM CDT

Description

Munching on Epilobium brachycarpum.

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Small Magpie (Anania hortulata)

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kathawk

Date

May 21, 2022 11:31 PM PDT

Description

on my ceiling

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What

Purple Owl's-Clover (Castilleja exserta)

Observer

grnleaf

Date

May 4, 2022 09:12 AM PDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

nettleman_

Date

May 3, 2022 01:27 PM PDT

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What

Bumble Bees (Genus Bombus)

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karin131

Date

May 16, 2021 11:31 AM PDT

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What

Sagebrush Plum Gall Midge (Rhopalomyia calvipomum)

Observer

justin2

Date

May 8, 2022 11:28 AM PDT

Description

?

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hawnzd

Date

May 1, 2022 06:00 PM PDT

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What

Lace Lip Fern (Myriopteris gracillima)

Observer

ravencoyo

Date

March 16, 2020 02:29 PM PDT

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What

Shore Pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta)

Observer

jhorthos

Date

April 14, 2022 10:35 AM PDT

Description

there is a patch of naturally occurring Shore Pine on top of Little Si - you can't be sure from this arty photo but it is indeed the Shore Pine subspecies based on the bark, despite not being on the coast

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Western Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia)

Observer

jhorthos

Date

April 14, 2022 11:07 AM PDT

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What

Lemmon's Holly Fern (Polystichum lemmonii)

Observer

abr

Date

August 12, 2012 02:28 PM PDT

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wendy5

Date

July 30, 2021 11:24 AM PDT

Description

A beautiful black and brown Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetle). Feeding on what I think is Angelica arguta (Sharp-tooth angelica).

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Nootka Cypress (Cupressus nootkatensis)

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geographerdave

Date

September 20, 2020 11:11 AM PDT

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What

Eastern Sowbread (Cyclamen coum)

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m_gokmen

Date

December 29, 2021 03:49 PM MSK

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California Fetid Adderstongue (Scoliopus bigelovii)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

February 16, 2019 04:22 PM PST

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Long-haired June Beetle (Polyphylla crinita)

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 6, 2014

Description

This is Polyphylla decemlineata or Ten-lined June Beetle, a striking scarab beetle found on the beach at high tide. This one was about 1 and 1/2" long, 1/2" wide, mottled dark brown with creamy white stripes and reddish legs with barbs. I had never noticed this beetle until yesterday when I saw one for the first time on a different beach.

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Azalea Gall (Exobasidium vaccinii)

Observer

trscavo

Date

June 10, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

Description

On the Little Rock Pond Loop Trail in the White Rocks National Recreation Area

This observation is for the greenish fungus at the bottom of the photo. The host plant: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103582162

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Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule)

Observer

micsbew

Date

June 22, 2021 02:12 PM MDT

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What

California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

December 2021

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Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra)

Observer

nmcnear

Date

September 25, 2016 06:57 PM PDT

Description

A native treefrog taking advantage of the insect-attracting pitcher plants in my greenhouse.

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Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis)

Observer

mattlavin

Date

August 7, 2012 10:37 AM MDT

Description

Whitebark pine is common but patchy in occurrence in this area with much variation in the distribution of age-classes (young, middle-aged, and dead and dying comprise most populations) and no (or at least not much in the way of) signs of disease (e.g., blister rust and animal predation of oozing bark). This site lies just north of Pinchot Pass in the the Lake Marjorie basin.

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Hooded Rosette Lichen (Physcia adscendens)

Observer

space_coyote

Date

December 3, 2021 01:00 PM PST

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Bog Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

Observer

podiceps

Date

July 14, 2016

Description

A few flowers. This is the first time we have observed flowering in these plants (watching since 2000).

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Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Observer

map451315

Date

November 25, 2019 04:30 PM CST

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What

Eastern Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens)

Observer

trscavo

Date

November 8, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Description

At Colchester Pond

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Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

ranmofod

Date

April 6, 2021 12:06 AM PDT

Description

This was pretty tiny, ~5mm. max.
Definitely the leaving of something that is no longer pupating. It was fixed to the inside of a Sambucus stem, if that helps.
The only reason I saw it was it caught my eye with the UV light.

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Jeweled Top Snail (Calliostoma annulatum)

Observer

maxbottomtime

Date

November 7, 2017 10:02 AM PST

Description

Calliostoma annulatum making a funny face.

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Columbia Plateau Cactus (Pediocactus nigrispinus)

Observer

walterfertig

Date

May 2021

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What

Mountain Lady's-Slipper (Cypripedium montanum)

Observer

walterfertig

Date

May 2021

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Showy Sedge (Carex spectabilis)

Observer

kathawk

Date

September 9, 2021 12:26 PM PDT

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What

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)

Observer

etantrah

Date

August 2021

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What

Yellow Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus oregonensis)

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 9, 2014

Description

This tiny crab's shell was less than a quarter of an inch wide, so its probably a juvenile. I'm very curious about what it is.

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Lyall's Angelica (Angelica arguta)

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 30, 2021 10:49 AM PDT

Description

I think this is Angelica arguta (Sharp-tooth angelica aka Lyall's Angelica). Some were 3-4' tall. Lots in bloom along the trail after crossing the creek and climbing the switchbacks. Butterflies, beetles, flies, and other insects were very attracted to it. Some were slightly pinkish, as in the second photo.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)

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nerderific

Date

June 8, 2019 11:36 AM UTC

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American Sand Wasp (Bembix americana)

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 10, 2021 12:12 PM PDT

Description

Bembix americana (Western Sand Wasp) on Helenium autumnale (Mt. Sneezeweed) at the Kul Kah Han native plant garden. Others fed on nearby native asters.

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Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 24, 2021 02:28 PM PDT

Description

A pair of Enallagma boreale (Boreal Bluet) damselflies. The male seems to push the female into the water so she can lay eggs that he fertilized. We saw many pairs like this.

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Golden-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus kirbiellus)

Observer

nathan_miller

Date

August 13, 2014 11:00 AM HST

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What

Golden-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus kirbiellus)

Observer

rangifertarandus

Date

July 24, 2021 08:58 AM MDT

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Golden-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus kirbiellus)

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schaferpho

Date

August 18, 2019 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Several individuals recorded in high-altitude Meadows
(ca 7000 feet) in Pasayten Wilderness, specializing in Castilleja flowers

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adamschneider

Date

August 11, 2021 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Found a bunch of ants "hilltopping" in the North Cascades. I didn't realize until I looked at my photos later that I'd actually caught some X-rated activity. The female (queen?) has a noticeably red head and thorax.

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Watson's Penstemon (Penstemon watsonii)

Observer

adamschneider

Date

July 22, 2019 12:10 PM PDT

Description

I think it's P. watsonii based on the inflated corolla tubes and short calyx lobes.

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Bluebead Lily (Clintonia borealis)

Observer

trscavo

Date

August 15, 2021 01:54 PM EDT

Description

At Moosalamoo National Recreation Area

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Leopard Lily (Lilium pardalinum)

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grnleaf

Date

June 23, 2021 04:41 PM PDT

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Seep Paintbrush (Castilleja minor)

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grnleaf

Date

July 12, 2021 02:29 PM PDT

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Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)

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macurqcron

Date

August 2, 2020 11:18 AM PDT

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Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

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ejain

Date

August 8, 2021 11:57 AM PDT

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What

Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp (Diplolepis polita)

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panarthropodism

Date

April 17, 2021 02:22 PM EDT

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Lined Orbweaver (Mangora gibberosa)

Observer

miya_

Date

August 2021

Description

On Liatris microcephala.

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Labrador Indian-Paintbrush (Castilleja septentrionalis)

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toadwarrior

Date

August 11, 2021 04:30 PM MDT

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Hump-backed Beewolf (Philanthus gibbosus)

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kurtsteinbach

Date

July 23, 2021 12:03 PM PDT

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Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

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olyjah

Date

August 5, 2021 11:45 AM PDT

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Olympic Bellflower (Campanula piperi)

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olyjah

Date

July 23, 2021 01:15 PM PDT

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American Sand Wasp (Bembix americana)

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 12, 2021 02:23 PM PDT

Description

Another of the black and white striped (not yellow and white) Bembix americana (Western Sand Wasp), and the first I've seen on a flower-- Grindelia integrifolia (Entire-leaved Gumweed).

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Turquoise Elfcup (Chlorociboria aeruginosa)

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 16, 2021 02:22 PM PDT

Description

Tiny Chlorociboria aeruginosa fungus glowing turquoise, growing on small pieces of rotten wood in the dark forest of primarily Red Alder. The larger ones were the size of a pinhead. Found in the forest during an amphibian survey for the Land Trust.

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