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Western Snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

Date

September 12, 2020 03:09 PM UTC
Western Snowberry - Photo (c) Larry Halverson, all rights reserved, uploaded by Larry Halverson
nabatat's ID: Western Snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)
Added on September 16, 2020
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Silver Wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana)

Observer

hnk167

Date

September 6, 2020

Description

Located at the Northeast Swale, Saskatoon. On a flat section of the swale.

Not as aromatic as the Fringed Sage and blades are wider and less feathery. Not noticeably hairy. Lower leaves starting to die off.

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands. Forbs
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Silver Wormwood - Photo (c) curt_nimz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by curt_nimz
nabatat's ID: Silver Wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana)
Added on September 9, 2020
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What

Western Snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

Observer

hnk167

Date

September 6, 2020

Description

Western Snowberry/ Buckbrush/ Wolfberry.
Symphoricarpos occidentalis.
Located in the Northeast Swale on top of a small knoll. Found with many other Western Snowberries near by. Near the bottom of a slope. 


I tried to capture the young red new growth of the stems in comparison to the darker woody old growth. Opposite leaf arrangement was observed. Underside of the leaves are hairy and pale whereas the tops of the leaves are bright green and smooth (photo 3).

Berries are a pale green colour.

About 2 feet tall.

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands. Trees and Shrubs
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Western Snowberry - Photo (c) Larry Halverson, all rights reserved, uploaded by Larry Halverson
nabatat's ID: Western Snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)
Added on September 9, 2020
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What

White Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

Observer

hnk167

Date

September 6, 2020

Description

Tufted White Prairie Aster. Located in the Northeast Swale at the bottom of a knoll. It was among many different grass species and Western Snowberries.

The plant was hairy and more branched on one side than the other. Rays were about 5mm. Overlapping bracts.

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands. Volume 2- Forbs
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White Heath Aster - Photo (c) Adrian Sydor, all rights reserved, uploaded by Adrian Sydor
nabatat's ID: White Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
Added on September 9, 2020
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What

Quack Grass (Elymus repens)

Observer

hongyiguo

Date

September 4, 2020 10:44 AM UTC

Description

The keel extending into smooth awn to 3mm long, anther 5mm long,
Lemmas glabrous and unawned ,glume flat and distinctly, leaves blade seldom involuted, awned more than 4mm long

Quack Grass - Photo (c) Tig, all rights reserved, uploaded by Tig
nabatat's ID: Quack Grass (Elymus repens)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Greater Plantain (Plantago major)

Observer

hongyiguo

Date

September 4, 2020 10:09 AM UTC

Description

Leaves over 10mm wide. Pubescence variable but not silky. Plants without conspicuous wool at crown. Leaves prostrate, ovate, abruptly narrowed at the base

Greater Plantain - Photo (c) lemonsnapp, some rights reserved (CC BY)
nabatat's ID: Greater Plantain (Plantago major)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Greater Plantain (Plantago major)

Observer

bingwen_0031

Date

September 4, 2020 10:08 AM UTC
Greater Plantain - Photo (c) lemonsnapp, some rights reserved (CC BY)
nabatat's ID: Greater Plantain (Plantago major)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Crested Wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum)

Observer

hongyiguo

Date

September 3, 2020 11:32 AM UTC

Description

Culms: densely tufted, 3dm high
Spikelets: 1 per node, 15mm long at angles of 30 to 90 from the rachis at maturity
Ligules: membranous

Crested Wheatgrass - Photo (c) Russell Pfau, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Russell Pfau
nabatat's ID: Crested Wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

White Sweet Clover (Melilotus albus)

Observer

hongyiguo

Date

September 3, 2020 11:30 AM UTC

Description

Corolla white, 4mm long, Pods not wrinkled but net veined, seed yellow

Blades: 3 divided , leaflet 2cm long toothed to near the base

White Sweetclover - Photo (c) Sarah Gregg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Sarah Gregg
nabatat's ID: White Sweet Clover (Melilotus albus)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)

Observer

hongyiguo

Date

September 3, 2020 11:28 AM UTC

Description

Seeds olive green
Flowers yellow, 5mm long. Pods short and wrinkled
Blades: 3 divided , leaflet 2cm long toothed to near the base

Yellow Sweetclover - Photo (c) Jay Pruett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jay Pruett
nabatat's ID: Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum)

Observer

dcb465

Date

September 2, 2020 09:52 PM UTC

Description

Culms tufted. Large open leaf sheaths. Blades pubescent; mostly <5 mm and flat. No auricles. Ligules membranous <0.8 mm. Terminal spikes nodding and most have a light purple tinge with long dense awns. 3 spikelets per node. Located near saline slough.

Leighton, A. L., & Harms, V. L. (2014). Grasses of Saskatchewan (Flora of Saskatchewan; fascicle 4). Regina, SK: Nature Saskatchewan & Flora of Saskatchewan Association.

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Foxtail Barley - Photo (c) caithdg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
nabatat's ID: Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Wild Oat (Avena fatua)

Observer

remingtonn

Date

September 2, 2020 10:07 AM UTC
Wild Oat - Photo (c) kmerrill, all rights reserved
nabatat's ID: Wild Oat (Avena fatua)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Broad-leaved Cattail (Typha latifolia)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 29, 2020 05:26 PM UTC

Description

Common cattail

Growing in wet ground next to a lake but base of plant not submerged in water. Water levels of the lake were high this year, earlier in the summer the base of the plant would have been likely under water. Flat and smooth blades. Blades growing in an alternating pattern up the stem.

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Reference: Common Plants of the Western Rangelands - Forbs

Broadleaf Cattail - Photo (c) cgbb2004, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by cgbb2004
nabatat's ID: Broad-leaved Cattail (Typha latifolia)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Canadian Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 29, 2020 11:17 AM UTC

Description

Found in a group with 7 other Bunchberries. In the boreal forest just off a walking trail.

Leaves are organized in a whorl arrangement. Leaves are hairy, the underside of the leaves are a paler green in comparison to the uppers.

Stems of the plant too are hairy.

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Reference: Common Plants of the Western Rangelands

Canadian Bunchberry - Photo (c) Jason M Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Jason M Crockwell
nabatat's ID: Canadian Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
Added on September 4, 2020
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What

Western Snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

Observer

danielcroucamp

Date

August 26, 2020 01:27 PM UTC

Description

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Distinct features are the erect growth. Colony forming characteristics. Brown redish twigs.
Reference: Common Plants of the Western Rangelands

Western Snowberry - Photo (c) Larry Halverson, all rights reserved, uploaded by Larry Halverson
nabatat's ID: Western Snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Observer

danielcroucamp

Date

August 26, 2020 01:33 PM UTC

Description

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Found in wooded area. Non glandular Involucres is the first observation. Whole plant is glabrous. Sessile linear- oblanceolate lower leaves also is a key feature. Clasping upper leaves with auricles
Reference: Common Plants of the Western Rangelands volume 3

Smooth Blue Aster - Photo (c) Ken Potter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken Potter
nabatat's ID: Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

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

Observer

danielcroucamp

Date

August 27, 2020 12:18 PM UTC

Description

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Hairy below leaves, racemes which is almost sessile. Berries with greenish white stripes on the fruit itself.
Reference: Common Plants of the Western Rangelands volume 3

Star-flowered Lily-of-the-Valley - Photo (c) Anita, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
nabatat's ID: Star-flowered Lily-of-the-Valley (Maianthemum stellatum)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Dotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 24, 2020 12:30 PM UTC

Description

Dotted Blazing Star

Dotted Gayfeather - Photo (c) palr76, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
nabatat's ID: Dotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 25, 2020

Description

Growing in a group with many other Canada Goldenrods as well as Stiff Goldenrods.

Fine hairs covered the leaves and the upper half of the stem. Felt rough to the touch like fine grain sandpaper.

Leaves were jagged or toothed. The lower leaves on the plant were dried up (photo 4).

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands- Forbs

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Canada Goldenrod - Photo (c) Andreas Rockstein, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
nabatat's ID: Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Common Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. humilis)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 25, 2020

Description

Found among other Goldenrods in a flat field.

Leaves were green and covered in hairs that are soft like velvet. The stems were also soft. At the base of the plant there are larger basal leaves (photo 4 and 5).

Flat topped inflorescence corymbs.

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands- Forbs
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Common Stiff Goldenrod - Photo (c) fpccoutreach1140, all rights reserved
nabatat's ID: Common Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. humilis)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 25, 2020 02:38 PM UTC

Description

Located in an old pasture among mixed dry grasses. Landscape is flat with lacustrine parent material.

The plant was hairless. Auricles present. Pale purple flowers.
Flowers in clusters at the top, resembling corymbs.

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands- Forbs

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Smooth Blue Aster - Photo (c) Ken Potter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken Potter
nabatat's ID: Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Rough Fescue (Festuca hallii)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 25, 2020

Description

Bunch grass that has columnar growth patterns. Tufted.

Feels like a round blade of grass. When running fingers from root to tip of the blade the grass feels smooth and when running fingers from tip to root feels rough.
Small ciliate ligule.

Grasses of Saskatchewan. P. 256
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Rough Fescue - Photo (c) Samuel Brinker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Samuel Brinker
nabatat's ID: Rough Fescue (Festuca hallii)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 26, 2020

Description

Located in the Northeast Swale. This particular plant was surrounded with many other of the same species which can be attributed to the Wild Licorices rhizomes. The leaves of this plant are pinnate. Many of the leaves I counted had between 13-17 leaflets fitting into the keys description of the species having between 7-19 leaflets.
The pods on the plant were red-brown and covered with bristles that stuck to my pant leg while taking photos.

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Reference: Reference: Common Plants of the Western Rangelands. P.226

Wild Licorice - Photo (c) Belinda Lo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Belinda Lo
nabatat's ID: Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Canadian Gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides)

Observer

hnk167

Date

August 27, 2020 12:26 PM UTC

Description

This shrub was found in a naturalized park among grasses, native flowers and aspen trees.

Keying out this Ribes was tricky because the identification of it relied heavily on flowers that were no longer present on the plant.

The key led me to Ribes Oxyacanthoides though there were a few things that the shrub I was attempting to ID did not have.

In the third photo is the large nodal spines but missing from the plant was the internodal spines mentioned.

The leaves of the plant matched the description in the key as the leaves were palmate, had between 3-5 lobes, hairy, and were green above and lighter below.

The berries present also matched the description for Canadian Gooseberry, they were dark purple and hairless.

Common Plants of the Western Rangelands- Forbs
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Canadian Gooseberry - Photo (c) Sarah Vinge-Mazer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Sarah Vinge-Mazer
nabatat's ID: Canadian Gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

Observer

kirianne99

Date

August 26, 2020 02:38 PM UTC

Description

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Low grass. Collar glabrous. Hairlike ligule. Head looks like eyelashes.

Blue Grama - Photo (c) Matt Berger, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Matt Berger
nabatat's ID: Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
Added on August 29, 2020
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Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis)

Observer

kirianne99

Date

August 27, 2020 11:29 AM UTC

Description

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Faint W on leaf. No auricles. Short ligule.

Smooth Brome - Photo (c) Don Sutherland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Don Sutherland
nabatat's ID: Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis)
Added on August 29, 2020
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Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum)

Date

August 26, 2020 11:26 AM UTC
Foxtail Barley - Photo (c) caithdg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
nabatat's ID: Foxtail Barley (Hordeum jubatum)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Date

August 26, 2020 11:29 AM UTC
Black Medick - Photo (c) Sophia K, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Sophia K
nabatat's ID: Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Greater Plantain (Plantago major)

Observer

kirianne99

Date

August 27, 2020 12:02 PM UTC

Description

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Also known as common plantain. Leaves plate like (lying close to ground). Plants hairy at base. Found along sidewalk.

Greater Plantain - Photo (c) lemonsnapp, some rights reserved (CC BY)
nabatat's ID: Greater Plantain (Plantago major)
Added on August 29, 2020
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What

Pineapple-Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

Observer

kirianne99

Date

August 27, 2020 12:06 PM UTC

Description

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Not in ID books. Not a showy flower. Smells sweet (pineapple like) when flower is crushed

Pineapple-Weed - Photo (c) Sebastian J. Dunkl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sebastian J. Dunkl
nabatat's ID: Pineapple-Weed (Matricaria discoidea)
Added on August 29, 2020
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