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Eastern Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes

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rogerbirkhead

Date

May 6, 2020 11:47 AM CDT

Description

Also displaying it's osmeterium. What a fantastic snake mimic!

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Golden Brodiaea Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides

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david661

Date

June 14, 2021 04:23 PM UTC

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Blue Dicks Dipterostemon capitatus

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delbosque

Date

February 4, 2021 02:36 PM UTC

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Blue Dicks Dipterostemon capitatus

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juliewulie

Date

April 3, 2021 05:12 PM PDT

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Indian Valley Brodiaea Brodiaea coronaria ssp. rosea

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pdunwiddie

Date

June 14, 2021 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Note purplish base of staminoids, which are inrolled with tapering tips.
Island accessed under Washington State Parks Research Permit 200303.

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Crown Brodiaea Brodiaea coronaria

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pdunwiddie

Date

June 12, 2021 11:47 AM PDT

Description

Unusual individual with 8 tepals.
Island accessed under Research Permit #21005.

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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ecv2020

Date

June 12, 2021 08:47 PM PDT

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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ecv2020

Date

June 12, 2021 08:48 PM PDT

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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ecv2020

Date

June 12, 2021 08:48 PM PDT

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Wild Garlics Genus Tulbaghia

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n_case_w

Date

October 17, 2018 10:01 AM CET

Description

Growing in relatively undisturbed woodland and on termitaria in sandy loam to sandy clay soils.

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Agaves, Orchids, Irises, and Allies Order Asparagales

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jonathanrobbins

Date

May 13, 2021 02:51 PM PDT

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madily

Date

May 11, 2021 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Collected gall from Ceanothus verrucosus on 4/11/21.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/73583630

Gall cut open to find larvae inside on 4/21/21 and placed in container with a cup of soil.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/74768171

7 midges emerged today.

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tiwane

Date

June 6, 2021 10:27 AM PDT

Description

I think? For the gall.

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Brodiaeas Genus Brodiaea

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catchang

Date

May 29, 2021 03:02 PM PDT

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arbonius

Date

April 17, 2021 04:07 PM PDT

Description

[Photos submitted as part of a botanical survey for Rocks Ranch/ Santa Cruz Land Trust]

The very low-lying stature of these plants (with their flowers on short pedicels seeming to arise from beneath ground level) gives rise to the specific epithet terrestris (= "of the ground").

Note that within the tubular, violet-limbed corolla there is an outer whorl of three pearlescent staminodes (= modified stamens, lacking anthers) which exceed in length the inner whorl of three true (anther-equipped) stamens. The staminodes are slightly incurved along their longitudinal edges, and have a small apical emargination with a smaller yet central tooth. The stamens have their pale-yellow anthers reflexed at the tip, and (similar to the staminodes) sport an apical notch with a small, central dentate lobe (easier to discern in the 2nd photo).

Perhaps the placement of the staminodes promotes an outcome where insect visitors seeking nectar at the bottom of the corolla tube will more likely rub their bodies against the anthers, and so more consistently pick up pollen? I'm presuming the flowers are protandrous (i.e. have the male anthers maturing before the female stigmas become receptive). When the male phase of flowering (wherein the anthers release their pollen) comes to an end, it would be interesting to see if the style then further elongates and positions of the staminodes and anthers slowly move away from the central axis of the flower (i.e. if herkogamy occurs)... so as to then make contact between a pollen-carrying insect visitor's body and the stigmas more likely during the later female phase of flowering?

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Wild Hyacinths Genus Dichelostemma

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truthseqr

Date

June 10, 2018 12:12 PM PDT

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cfavro

Date

April 7, 2021 04:34 PM PDT

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Mexican Star Milla biflora

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idlegrraphics

Date

August 11, 2019 11:25 AM CDT

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Siberian Lily Ixiolirion tataricum

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leosmutny

Date

May 13, 2014 08:53 AM CEST

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Siberian Lily Ixiolirion tataricum

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leosmutny

Date

May 13, 2014 09:03 AM CEST

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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus

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fluffyinca

Date

February 5, 2021 03:56 PM PST

Description

The full story: I went outside to go for a walk, picked up one of my boots, and started to put it on. They’re almost too small, so I had to do some wiggling to get my foot in. I often don’t wear socks in my shoes, so yell at me if you want but I think it was a good thing in this case. My foot was most of the way in when it touched something furry. I froze, trying to figure out what it was. It didn’t move either. Then I yanked my foot back out and looked inside, and there was a little rodent in there! It's probably a baby rat. I pinched the top of the boot shut before it could get out and called to my mom that I needed my camera right now, and I probably shouldn’t come in the house because I was holding a boot with a rat in it. She brought my camera out and I took some adorable pictures of it before it ran back into the toe. Then I dumped it out and it ran away.

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

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tom15

Date

December 5, 2015 10:28 AM EST

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Eastern Gobbleguts Vincentia novaehollandiae

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emikok

Date

February 23, 2021 08:00 PM +11

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Eastern Gobbleguts Vincentia novaehollandiae

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emikok

Date

March 30, 2020 07:05 PM +11

Description

I found a female with full of eggs in her tummy( last photo) I followed her for a while. After she met a male, she started to come close to him then shook her tail, he shook his tail back, swam together for a while and shaking each other, mating. He was next to her and fertilized eggs with his semen(?) then egg transferred to his mouth.
She left after mating...

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Santa Rosa Basalt Brodiaea Brodiaea santarosae

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snakeinmypocket

Date

June 2012

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aliciazarate

Date

October 5, 2019 05:09 PM CDT

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Starflower Brodiaea Brodiaea stellaris

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brock

Date

May 8, 2020 05:52 PM PDT

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Crown Brodiaea Brodiaea coronaria

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debaraj

Date

April 26, 2020 02:13 PM PDT

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Starflower Brodiaea Brodiaea stellaris

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henri8

Date

May 23, 2020 06:57 PM PDT

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Leichtlin's Mariposa Lily Calochortus leichtlinii

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skiamarks

Date

August 4, 2019 01:09 PM PDT

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Bearberry Redstem Exobasidium uvae-ursi

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justin_loucks

Date

July 19, 2020 12:31 PM MDT

Description

Fungus infecting Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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davidtarrant

Date

July 24, 2020 04:42 PM CDT

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Southwestern Pleatleaf Nemastylis tenuis

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sanjuana

Date

September 15, 2019 07:36 PM UTC

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Common Stork's-Bill Erodium cicutarium

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letyjimjim

Date

August 21, 2015 10:40 AM CDT

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Yellow-spotted Millipede Harpaphe haydeniana

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buddy3

Date

April 28, 2020 11:56 AM PDT

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Yellow-spotted Millipede Harpaphe haydeniana

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buddy3

Date

June 15, 2019 06:17 PM PDT

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Foothill Triteleia Triteleia ixioides ssp. scabra

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diskos

Date

April 21, 2016 01:49 PM PDT

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

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barryharris

Date

June 20, 2020 10:51 AM PDT

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Lordsburg Noino Muilla lordsburgana

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aspidoscelis

Date

March 15, 2015

Description

Muilla, Lordsburg Mesa, south-southeast of Lone Mountain, 32.5282 -108.7348, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, 15 Mar 2015.

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Few-flowered Bluedicks Dipterostemon capitatus ssp. pauciflorus

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carloscarrera

Date

April 16, 2019 08:07 PM CDT

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Great Basin Muilla Muilla transmontana

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maisie

Date

March 22, 2017 09:52 AM PDT

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kmagnacca

Description

This is the first record of this species since 1972, and the first in the Waianae range since 1916.

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kmagnacca

Date

February 12, 2014 09:05 AM HST

Description

I rediscovered this species in 2013; the last previous sighting was in 1971.

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Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus

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eliegaget

Date

October 2014

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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beartracker

Date

January 24, 2015 06:04 PM PST

Description

Climbing sign. Claw marks in bark. Area apparently has no bears.

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Argentine Ant Linepithema humile

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alex_bairstow

Date

September 9, 2017 05:17 PM PDT

Description

Eating what appears to be a frog eye.

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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blueslug1

Date

June 28, 2020 12:52 AM PDT

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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ecv2020

Date

June 7, 2020 07:49 PM PDT

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Ant-mimicking Treehopper Cyphonia clavata

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treegrow

Date

December 4, 2016 01:44 PM EST

Description

Cyphonia clavata. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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Lordsburg Noino Muilla lordsburgana

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aspidoscelis

Date

March 26, 2020 11:28 AM MDT

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Gall and Rust Mites Family Eriophyidae

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kimberlietx

Date

August 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Dissection of leaf galls on Ulmus crassifolia

Continuation of this discussion:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1931782

Description of photos:
1 - General
2 - General (closer)
3 - Eriophid mite at 40x mag
4 - Inside of gall at 40x mag
5 - Inside gall and mites at 40x mag
6 - Inside another gall and mites at 40x mag
7 - Inside gall and mites at 40x mag
8 - Outside surface of gall at 40x mag
9 - General pic of sample
10 - General pic of sample
11 - Lateral view of sample
12 - Specific gall used in dissection
13 - Close up, top down view of specific gall used in dissection
14 - Lateral view of specific gall used in dissection
15 - Lateral view of specific gall used in dissection
16 - Measurement of gall 3-4mm
17 - Abaxial (underside of) leaf showing 2 gall marks
18 - Close up of gall mark on underside
19 - Bisected gall (used a razor blade)
20 - Close up of interior of gall; mites visible
21 - Close up of interior of gall; mites visible
22 - Additional gall showing exterior structure
23 - Additional gall has only a slight stem, making it appear (to the eye) on the leaf surface

Video Link: https://youtu.be/VByatNDqJ64

More details:

  • I used a razor blade and plastic tweezers for dissection
  • Some photos are with my Samsung S9 cell phone camera, others with my Olympus and a 60mm macro lens. (Next time I'll switch to a diff lens to get better pics.)
  • Microscopic views are at 40x. I tried to get 100x images of the mites, but I'll need to find a way to separate them from the gall for next time.
  • Microscopic images are taken with my cell phone held up to the microscope eye piece. Not the best solution, but it worked for a first try. I've requested a SEM for Christmas. ;)
  • Video is taken the same way as the microscopic still images. Note that the lens on lens caused distortion, and the camera tries to auto-focus as well. Things I'll try to find a better solution to for next time.

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Date

August 13, 2017 02:15 PM +05

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Blue Ringtail Austrolestes annulosus

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cowirrie

Date

February 23, 2020 10:08 AM AEDT

Description

Many damselflies were moulting on these pillars making up the jetty into Four Springs Lake. This one looked like one of the more mature ones, with saturated colours.

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White Brodiaea Triteleia hyacinthina

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lizziesusco

Date

May 29, 2019 01:44 PM PDT

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Long-Rayed Brodiaea Triteleia peduncularis

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claire2

Date

May 25, 2019 01:56 PM PDT

Description

Pink ithuriels spear?

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morten

Date

February 7, 2015 04:12 PM CET

Description

This is high up on one of the dunes in Archer on the northeast coast of Socotra.

This was the only one of its species here, and it has survived change in a way that’s quite remarkable. For one this place is sandblasted for months, during which this is not a place even for humans. Then there is the lack of water, and the hot sun.

Perhaps the most remarkable is that it has been completely buried for months, and still been able to thrive! Now it is in the open and is flowering, and hopefully it will be able to produce seeds that will germinate.

For plants to survive in a desert, they need to get to the water whenever it’s available, and thus grow very long roots. Here the wind has revealed what looks like long tentacles, and in a way they are as without them the plant would die.

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Hartweg's Doll's-Lily Odontostomum hartwegii

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mycorrhizal

Date

April 28, 2019 10:36 AM PDT

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White Brodiaea Triteleia hyacinthina

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mtash

Date

June 30, 2019 04:09 PM PDT

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Long-tailed Weasel Neogale frenata

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johnyochum

Date

January 26, 2015 02:42 PM CST

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gshinton

Date

August 6, 2003 11:17 AM UTC

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Piute Mountains Triteleia Triteleia piutensis

Date

June 3, 2019 07:02 AM HST

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Piute Mountains Triteleia Triteleia piutensis

Date

June 2, 2019 05:12 PM HST

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Piute Mountains Triteleia Triteleia piutensis

Date

June 2, 2019 05:20 PM HST

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Ookow Dichelostemma congestum

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jilliankern

Date

May 9, 2019 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Darker, right side

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Round-Tooth Ookow Dichelostemma multiflorum

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rswanee44

Date

June 20, 2018 04:13 PM PDT

Description

Not sure if this is a different species than capitatum or just a weird genetic phenomenon.

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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plants_bugs_dirt

Date

April 2019

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Mountain Triteleia Triteleia montana

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jerry171

Date

July 20, 2019 02:01 PM PDT

Description

Found in gravelly area 2 miles from HWY 120

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Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

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gumu530

Date

August 18, 2019 06:21 PM PDT

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Dudley's Triteleia Triteleia dudleyi

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sekihiker

Date

July 2019

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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selwynq

Date

June 2, 2018 12:14 PM PDT

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Large-flowered Triteleia Triteleia grandiflora

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scottmo

Date

May 29, 2013 10:37 AM MDT

Description

AKA White Hyacinth or Gophernuts
Indians found them edible

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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platypuspoison

Date

April 26, 2015 07:59 AM PDT

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Triplet Lilies Genus Triteleia

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jgtirrell

Date

June 2019

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Triplet Lilies Genus Triteleia

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lblacquiere

Date

June 2019

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Dudley's Triteleia Triteleia dudleyi

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fabiola_s11

Date

July 2019

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Cook's Triteleia Triteleia ixioides ssp. cookii

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kylenessen

Date

July 2019

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Yellow Triteleia Triteleia crocea

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wyattherp

Date

July 4, 2019 05:31 PM PDT

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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calochortus

Date

April 26, 2018 10:15 AM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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mcduck

Date

May 1, 2018

Description

2482 ft elevation.

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Triplet Lilies Genus Triteleia

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woodsywildmama

Date

June 2018

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Bridges' Brodiaea Triteleia bridgesii

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gayled

Date

June 6, 2018 11:36 AM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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natomapaul

Date

April 6, 2019 12:03 PM PDT

Description

After an above average rainfall this past winter for the Sacramento area, wildflowers such as this Ithuriel's Spear are seen all over Mississippi Bar.

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Bridges' Brodiaea Triteleia bridgesii

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johnreiss

Date

April 27, 2019 10:34 AM PDT

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May 4, 2019 07:51 AM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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ggi_gardens

Date

June 2016

Place

Private

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Large-flowered Triteleia Triteleia grandiflora

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birdwhisperer

Date

May 18, 2019 02:59 PM PDT

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Sea Muilla Muilla maritima

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sapienshane

Date

May 13, 2019 06:11 PM PDT

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Bridges' Brodiaea Triteleia bridgesii

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jonaull

Date

May 19, 2019 05:14 PM PDT

Description

mutant 10-petaled specimen with passed-out bee inside

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Mountain Triteleia Triteleia montana

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dsthomas

Date

June 20, 2019 07:38 PM PDT

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Triplet Lilies Genus Triteleia

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raphaela_fb

Date

April 24, 2019 06:42 PM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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marionanoiram

Date

May 18, 2018 07:00 PM PDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

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vladimir37

Date

June 16, 2019 01:48 PM CEST

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Triplet Lilies Genus Triteleia

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grahamt

Date

August 2017

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Mountain Triteleia Triteleia montana

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christys

Date

July 18, 2017 01:46 PM HST

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pjwbotany

Date

May 28, 2007

Description

AKA Dichelostemma venustum, putative hybrid of two locally abundant taxa, D. ida-maia and D. congestum. 3 local populations observed at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve, Mendocino Co., CA, in ecotone between woodlands, scrub, and grassland, near or along streams.

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Golden Brodiaea Triteleia ixioides ssp. ixioides

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helenacohen

Date

June 6, 2019 10:45 AM PDT

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Prettyface Triteleia ixioides

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jrebman

Date

June 13, 2017 03:54 PM MST

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Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus

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cae1

Date

June 3, 2019 01:43 PM PDT

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