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Literature Cited
 When I first read the field notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, I was fascinated by the descriptions they wrote about the places they went and the plants and animals they found there. By publishing my field notes on the Internet I hope to follow a little bit in their tradition.
  Clematis ligusticifolia

 

 

   

2021

 

 

   

January 2021

 

 
Full Size Image2020 Collections Ready to Distribute  

Wednesday January 6, 2020

Collections ready to distribute.

 

   

February 2021

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   about half way;
• Iowa Street:   at alley;
• Alley:   at Iowa St;
Full Size Image“Front” yard before landscaping.
Full Size Image“Front” yard before landscaping.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

“Front” yard before landscaping.
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New fence along the alley.
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Alley between Iowa St and 1st St

Full Size ImageRemoving the frozen lawn.  
Construction underway.

Other articles:
• Alley:   near Ford;

Letters: Monday, March 1, 2021.
Full Size ImageAlley Encroachment.  

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   621 1st;
Full Size ImageRear of duplex underconstruction at 629 1st Street.  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Neighborhood walk; the south-facing façade of this duplex under construction caught our attention.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   along the creek;
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   at Grant Terry Bridge;
• U. S. Highway 6:   at Gateway;

Locations: Welch Ditch.
Full Size ImageGateway of Clear Creek Canyon Park Trailhead under construction.  

Walk on the Welch Ditch.
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Pedestrian bridge over Clear Creek.

Full Size Image“Front” yard after landscaping.
Full Size Image“Front” yard after landscaping.  
“Front” yard after landscaping.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;   near 5th;
Full Size ImageAfter the first cut with the snow blower.
Full Size ImageSnowy Arapahoe Street, after 24-26" of measured snow.  

Monday, March 15, 2021

Cleaning up from the big snow storm.
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That's enough snow-blowing for one day.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageClogged up storm drain at 5th and Arapahoe  

Thursday, March 18, 2021

 

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   near 5th;
Full Size ImageParkway on the 1st Day of Spring 2021.  

Saturday, March 20, 2021

I noticed the snow in Parkway C and D has completely melted off whereas Parkway A and B still have lots of snow.

   

Apil Fools Day, Thursday, 1 April 2021

Went into the herbarium today to straighten out some collections.

Coll. No. 1108 Packera plattensis should be Senecio integerrimus

  • Done - KHD56932
  • ___- CAS
  • ___- UC
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 1232 Eriogonum flavum should be Eriogonum arcuatum

  • Done - KHD60695
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- UC
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 1637 Packera plattensis should be Senecio integerrimus

  • Done - KHD65493
  • ___- CDA
  • ___- CS
  • ___- EIU

Coll. No. 1817 Packera plattensis should be P. fendleri

  • Done - KHD68678

Coll. No. 1902 Packera plattensis should be P. fendleri

  • Done - KHD68679
  • ___- CAS
  • ___- OBI

Coll. No. 1914 Packera plattensis, correct

Coll. No. 2044 Packera plattensis should be P. fendleri

I think I must have missed this one!

  • ___- KHD
  • ___- COLO
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 2064 Packera plattensis, correct

  • ___- KHD
  • ___- CAS
  • ___- CIBO
  • ___- JCOS

Coll. No. 2085 Packera plattensis, correct.

Coll. No. 2105 Elymus lanceolatus annotated to Pascopyrum smithii by Janet L. Wingate.

  • ___- KHD
  • ___- JCOS

Coll. No. 2118 Poa secunda annotated to Schedonorus arundinaceus by Janet L. Wingate. Auricles present and ciliate.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- CIBO
  • ___- OBI

Coll. No. 2176 Bromus pumpelliantus annotated to Bromus porteri. Anthers too small for B. pumbellianthus. Question if rhizomatous.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

Coll. No. 2188 Achnatherum robustum annotated to Achnatherum nelsonii by Janet L. Wingate. Culm collars not hairy.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate.
  • ___- COLO
  • ___- UC

Coll. No. 2204 Eleocharis cf. obtusa annotated to Eleocharis engelmannii by Janet L. Wingate. Flat depressed tubercle.

  • ___- KHD, by Janet L. Wingate
  • ___- JCOS
  • ___- OBI
  • ___- UCR

List updated 6 Apr 2021.

Annotations received May 26, 2021

Coll. 2304, Poa fendleriana annotated to Poa secunda.

  • CDA
  • EIU
  • JCOS
  • KHD
  • REGIS

Coll. No. 2362, Bromus secalinus, annotated to Bromus japonicus

  • KHD
  • COLO
  • CS
  • OBI

Coll. No. 2362.1 , Bromus secalinus, annotated to Bromus japonicus

  • KHD

 

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   at 1st ck access;
• Welch Ditch:   near scramble;   at waste gate;
Full Size ImageWater Birch (Betula occidentalis) along Clear Creek.
Full Size ImageHornwort on cliff at Welch Ditch  

Thursday, April 8 2021.

Welch Ditch Loop
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Waste gate on Welch Ditch.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   near RV park;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2446, Ranunculus testiculatus  

2446  Field identification: Ranunculus testiculatus

Native and Naturalized Flora of the Golden Area, Jefferson County, Colorado
Ranunculaceae

Ranunculus testiculatus Crantz.  Bur Buttercup.

Clear Creek, Jefferson County, Colorado. Along the City of Golden Clear Creek Trail, in the gravel between the concrete trail and the Clear Creek RV Park, 1.4 km. west of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.7532°N, 105.233°W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1739 m.

Collected by permit: City of Golden, 2021, issued: Jan 27, 2021, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2446. 8-Apr-2021

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;
Full Size ImageAnother spring snow!  

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   in alley;   near street;
Full Size ImageConditions in the alley, 22 April 2021.
Full Size ImageGuide stick and boulders? … Garbage truck don't care!  

Thursday, 22 April 2021

 

   

Monday, 26 April 2021

Golden to Santa Fe.

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:   at wagon ruts;
Full Size ImageWagon ruts of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail
Full Size ImageA New Community Sprouts Roots.  

Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts.

 

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:  Fort Union National Monument;

Locations: Fort Union.
Full Size ImageThe hospital at Fort Union.  

Fort Union

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Wagon yard at Fort Union.
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Townsendia exscapa at Fort Union.
 

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:   at Wolf Ck;

Locations: Wolf Creek.
Full Size ImageWolf Creek, near Fort Union.  

Wolf Creek near Fort Union.
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Wolf Creek, near Fort Union; Fort Union in the distance.

Other articles:
• New Mexico State Road 161:   at Mora River;

Locations: Mora River.
Full Size ImageMora River at Watrous.  

We look for the Mora River.

Other articles:
• Cathedral Place:   at E. San Francisco St;

Locations: Santa Fe.
Full Size ImageCathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi  

The Cathedral in Santa Fe.

   

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

 

Other articles:
• Entrance Road:   at Canyon Overlook;   at visitor center;

Locations: Bandelier National Monument. Cañon de los Frijoles.
Full Size ImageCañon de los Frijoles from the Overlook  

Bandelier National Monument

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Tyuonyi Pueblo
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Southwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus cowlesi) warming up on a rock.
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Cliff dwellings.
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Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenefir) on the floor of the canyon.
 

Other articles:
• State Route 4:   in Valles Caldera;

Locations: Valles Caldera.
Full Size ImagePanorama of Valles Caldera.  

Valles Caldera

 

Other articles:
• State Route 4:   along Jemez R;

Locations: Jemez River.
Full Size ImageUpstream of the Jemez River at a fishing access point.  

Lunch along the Jemez River
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Downstream of the Jemez River at a fishing access point.

 

Locations: Clear Creek Canyon Park. Welch Ditch.  

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Welch Ditch in Clear Creek Canyon Park
  2447  Amelanchier alnifolia, many shrubs to 2 m., reddish-brown bark.
  2448  Berberis repens
  2449  Betula occidentalis
  2450  Ribes cereum
  2451  Acer negundo
  2452  Acer glabrum
  2453  Prunus americana

 

Locations: Lippincott Ranch. Lippincott Ranch (North).
Full Size ImageLippincott Ranch: view south from near the northeast corner.
Full Size ImageLast year's fruit on Rhus glabra  

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Lippincott with John Vickery.

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One of two ruins near the northern border.
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Meadow in northernmost Lippincott Ranch.
 
  2454  Anemone patens
  2455  Claytonia rosea

 

Other articles:
• Kinney Run Trail:  Field Trip Stop 7;

Locations: Colorado School of Mines Survey Field. Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageSalix amygdaloides (Coll. No. 1886) with Cottonwood in southern Survey Fields.  

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Survey Field and Kinney Run with Bob Lagier.
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Bedrock habitat above Kinney Run Trail.
  2456  Euphorbia myrsinites

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2457, Acer negundo.  
2457  Acer negundo
  2458  Prunus americana

Full Size ImagePhysaria ×1?
Full Size ImagePhysaria ×1?
Full Size ImagePhysaria ×1?  
Counted 55 plants of the putative Physaria ×1.

Other articles:
• Eagle Ridge Drive:   at park;
Full Size ImageEpilobium hirsutum in early spring.  

Hairy Willow Herb.

   

Sunday, May 16, 2021

 

Full Size ImageArea where the Crepis occidentalis (?) was found.
Full Size ImageArea where the Crepis occidentalis (?) was found.
Full Size ImageRosette of immature Crepis occidentalis(?)  
Possible Crepis occidentalis.
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Two immature leaves of Crepis occidentalis(?)

Full Size ImageLeaves of Artemisia campestris (?)  
Uh-oh, what I have been passing off as Artemisia dracunculus may have been A. campestris.

Locations: North Washington Open Space.
Full Size ImageConstruction zone at east end of North Washington Open Space
Full Size ImageConstruction zone at east end of North Washington Open Space  

Construction spilling over into North Washington Open Space.

 

Locations: Welch Ditch.  

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Welch Ditch.
  2459  Dodecatheon pulchellum
  2460  Rhus trilobata
  2461  Rubus deliciousus
  2462  Ribes cereum
  2463  Prunus virginiana
  2464  Descurainia sofia

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 558:  12000;

Locations: Goose Creek. Hankins Gulch.

Letters: Sunday, May 23, 2021.  

Sunday, 24 May 2021

Goose Creek
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Cymopterus anisatus near Goose Creek.
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The Mystery Plant
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The view east; Goose Creek Trailhead in center.
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The view to the south of Hankins Gulch.
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A very muddy Goose Creek.
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Rocks along Goose Creek
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More rocks along Goose Creek
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Viola adunca along Goose Creek.
  2465  Erigeron, perhaps E. vetensis
  2466  Antennaria rosea

Full Size ImageBob Legier photographs the Packera, perhaps P. werneriifolia.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2467, Packera werneriifolia  
2467  Packera, perhaps P. werneriifolia

Plants of Colorado
Asteraceae

Packera werneriifolia (A. Gray) W. A. Weber & Á. Löve.  Hoary Groundsel.

Hankins Gulch, Jefferson County, Colorado. Slopes above Hankins Gulch near its mouth on Goose Creek, area burned by Hayman fire of 2002, 86 km. south-southwest of Golden. 39.1731°N, 105.3812°W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2523 m. Downed ponderosa pines, with Erigeron vetensis, E. compositus, Clematis columbiana, Cymopterus anisatus, and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi.

Collected by permit: Pike - San Isabel National Forest, 2021, issued: Mar 29, 2021, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with Bob Legier and Matt Schweich 2467. 23-May-2021

Coll. No. 2467, 23 May 2021, characters observed: Perennial herb, 9-10 cm., tap-rooted; Stem, green, lanate-tomentose throughout; Leaves, cauline, appearing basal, blade, narrowly oblanceolate, 70 mm. × 4 mm. wide, abruptly reduced, giving plant scapose appearance, abaxial, glabrate, adaxial, thinly tomentose, margins, entire, revolute; Inflorescence, flat-topped, heads, #7-10 per stem, not overtopped by leaves; Peduncles, 3-22 mm., tomentose; Involucre, 8 mm. × 8 mm. wide, ovoid, tomentose; Phyllaries, in 2 series, non-imbricate and appearing to be a single series, 6.5 mm. × 1 mm. wide, flat, not clasping ray ovaries, tip, acute, margins of inner phyllaries scarious, calyculi present, green; Flowers, 2 kinds; Ray flowers, #9, tube 3 mm. + blade 4.5 mm. × 2 mm. wide, yellow, fertile; Disk flowers, #40-50, tube 4 mm. + lobes 0.5 mm., yellow, throat expanding gradually; Pappus, many well-developed bristles, 5 mm., ±unequal; Cypsela, immature, 1.5 mm. × 0.5 mm. wide, green, glabrous, beakless.

  2468  Erigeron, likely E. compositus
  2469  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Other articles:
• Forest Road 211:   along road;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2470, Oxytropis multiceps
Full Size ImageSheeprock from Forest Road 211 near where we found the Oxytropis multiceps  

2470  Oxytropis multiceps

 

Locations: Cressmans Gulch (lower). Dakota Ridge.
Full Size ImageRocket parts on Dakota Ridge
Full Size ImageOpen stope protected by steel grate.  

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

 
  2471  Collinsia parviflora
  2472  Annual Veronica, either V. arvense or V. biloba.
  2472.1  Cryptantha sp.
  2473  Lithospermum arvense
  2473.1  Euphorbia esula

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2474, Erysimum capitatum
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2474, Erysimum capitatum  
2474  Erysimum capitatum
  2475  Thermopsis divaricarpa
  2476  Potentilla fissa

Full Size ImagePediomelum tenuiflorum
Full Size ImagePediomelum tenuiflorum  
2477  Undetermined. Pretty clearly Pediomelum tenuiflorum when examined under a microscope.

 

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower). Vanover Park.  

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Tucker Gulch and Vanover Park.
  2478  Lithospermum arvense
  2479  Lunaria annua
  2480  Fumaria vaillanti
  2481  Alliaria petiolata
  2482  Veronica biloba
  2483  Undetermined.

Upon further review: Asperugo procumbens.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   near bridge;

Locations: Vanover Park.
Full Size ImageEarthsmoke (Fumaria vaillantii beside Clear Creek Trail.  

2484  Fumaria vaillantii

 

Locations: North Table Mountain Park.  

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

North Table Mountain with Cindy Trujillo
  2485  Euphorbia brachycera
  2486  Scutellaria brittonii
  2486.1  Ellisia nyctelea

Other articles:
• North Table Loop:   near Metz parcel;  just west of Phlox;
Full Size ImageLocation of Coll. No. 2487, Phlox multiflora
Full Size ImageLocation of Coll. No. 2487, Phlox multiflora  

2487  Phlox multiflora
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Location of Coll. No. 2487, Phlox multiflora

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;
Full Size ImageOld Power Pole
Full Size ImageNew Power Pole  

Our old power pole got replaced.

 

Other articles:
• Lippincott Road:   near gate;

Locations: Lippincott Ranch.
Full Size ImageCeanothus herbaceus at Lippincott Ranch.  

Friday, 4 June 2021

Lippincott, with John Vickery
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Rosettes of Hieracium albiflorum.
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View to the northeast of Lippincott Ranch.
  2489  Carex Nebrascensis
  2490  Salix irrorata
  2491  Astragalus agrestis
  2492  Unknown
  2493  Myosotis micrantha
  2494  Poa sp.
  2495  Maianthemum racemosum

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2496, very large Acer glabrum.  
2496  Acer glabrum
  2497  Betula sp., maybe B. pendula
  2498  Cystopteris sp.
  2499  Hydrophyllum fendleri
  2500  Clematis hirsutissima
  2501  Lonicera tatarica
  2502  Barbarea sp., maybe B. vulgaris
  2502.1  Actaea sp.
  2503  Lathyrus sp.
  2503.1  Lepidium campestre
  2504  Ribes inerme, in fruit.
  2505  Asperugo procumbens
  2506  Rubus idaeus
  2507  Salix monticola, tentative.
  2507.1  “Male Fern”
  2507.2  Cerastium fontanum var. vulgare
  2507.3  Salix sp.
  2508  Carex sp.

 

Other articles:
• North and South Platte River Road:   at Willow Bend;

Locations: South Platte River. Willow Bend Picnic Area.
Full Size ImageTubing on the South Platte River near Willow Bend Picnic Area.  

Sunday, 6 June 2021

South Platte River

South Platte River and Pine Valley Ranch.
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Tubing on the South Platte River near Willow Bend Picnic Area.

Locations: Pine Valley Ranch Park.
Full Size ImagePotentilla anserina on the dam at Pine Valley Ranch Park.
Full Size ImagePine Lake in Pine Valley Ranch Park.  

Pine Valley Ranch Park

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View up canyon.
 

 

Locations: Dinosaur Ridge.
Full Size ImagePhysaria sp., probably P. vitulifera growing on an outcrop of Morrison Formation.  

Monday, 7 June 2021

Hunting the wild Physaria hybrid on Dinosaur Ridge.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2509, definitely a Physaria, maybe P. vitulifera or P. X1.  
2509  Physaria sp.

Locations: Welch Ditch.  

Moved to Welch Ditch to check the Smilacena/Maianthemum under the Chimney Gulch trail bridge.
  A tree in the Rosaceae.
  2510  Maianthemum racemosum ?

 

Locations: Clear Creek Canyon. Lookout Mountain. Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.  

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Lookout Mountain, Clear Creek Canyon, and Ranson/Edwards

 

Locations: North Table Mountain.
Full Size ImageRattlesnake on North Table Mountain.  

Friday, 18 June 2021

North Table Mountain, with Cindy Trujillo.
  2512  Sporobolis cryptandrus
  2513  Juncus sp.
  2514  Carex sp.
  2514.1  Carex sp.
  2515  Mentzelia sp.
  2516  Humulus lupulus

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Hybanthus verticillatus;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2517, Hybanthus verticillatus.  

2517  Hybanthus verticillatus

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 550:   at Morrison Ck;

Locations: Morrison Creek.  

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Morrison Creek in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area
  2518  Packera fendleri
  2519  Jamesia americana

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2520, Pedicularis canadensis  
2520  Pedicularis canadensis
  2521  Dodecatheon pulchellum
  2522  Oryzopsis asperifolia

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2523, Bromus sp.  
2523  Bromus sp., maybe B. porteri
  2524  Stellaria sp.
  2525  Some sort of twin berry.
  2526  Aquilegia coerula
  2527  Small white(-ish) lupine.
  2528  Thalictrum fendleri

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2529, Antennaria, maybe A. rosea  
2529  Antennaria rosea

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2530, Arnica cordifolia  
2530  Arnica cordifolia

 

Locations: Lippincott Ranch.  

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Lippincott, with John Vickery
  2531  “Meadow Fescue?”
  2532  Juncus sp., maybe J. compressus; culms flattened, scales bifid, margins scarious.
  2532.1  Juncus interior
  2533  Eremogone fendleri
  2534  Apocynum ×floribundum
  2535  Juncus longistylis
  2536  Unknown --- Gentiana affinis?
  2537  Potentilla hippiana
  2537.1  Erigeron flagellaris
  2538  Juncus sp.
  2539  Schoenoplectus taebermontani
  2540  Juncus sp.
  2541  Buchloe dactyloides
  2542  Glyceria sp., probably G. striata

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2543, Opuntia fragilis
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2543, Opuntia fragilis  
2543  Opuntia fragilis, growing from the soil beside the boulder onto the boulder.
  2544  Dalea candida
  2545  Rosa sp.
  2546  Something in the Apiaceae

 

Locations: Apex Park - Northern Parcel.
Full Size ImageUnnamed gulch in the north part of Apex Park,
Full Size ImageAmelanchier alnifolia in fruit.  

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

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Looking down an unnamed gulch in the north part of Apex Park,
 
  2547  Glyceria striata
  2548  Helianthus pumilus
  2549  Heterotheca villosa
  2550  Linaria dalmatica
  2551  Carduus nutans
  2552  Thinopyrum intermedium
  2553  Achillea millefolium
  2554  Monarda fistulosa
  2555  Fern, maybe Woodsia oregana.
  2556  Rhus glabra
  2557  Veronica sp,
  2558  Grass
  2559  Collomia linearis

Full Size ImageLocation of Coll. No. 2560, Erythranthe floribunda  
2560  Erythranthe floribunda
  2561.1  Epilobium ciliatum
  2561.2  Erythranthe sp., E. suksdorfii ??
  2561.3  Juncus bufonius

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 309:   along road;

Locations: Chubb Park. Salt Creek.
Full Size ImageView of Chubb Park.  

Monday, 12 July

Golden, CO to Leadville, by way of Salt Creek and Chubb Park.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2562  Chaenactis sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2563  Cryptantha sp., maybe C. thyrsiflora

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2564  Hymenoxys richardsonii var. floribunda

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2565  Ipomopsis sp., flowers light coral to pink, probably I. aggregata var. candida

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2566  Oenothera sp., probably O. coronopifolia

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2567  Penstemon sp., probably P. barbatus

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2568  Lithospermum multiflorum

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2569  Erigeron sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2570  Astragalus sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2571  Erigeron sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2572  Oenothera sp., probably O. coronopifolia

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2573  Hesperostipa comata

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2574  Astragalus sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2575  Penstemon sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2576  Oxytropis sp., probably O. sericea

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2577  Astragalus sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;  

2578  Some kind of grass with a distinctive inflorescence.

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;

Locations: Lily Lake.
Full Size ImageView opposite of Lily Lake  

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Leadville to Lily Lake.
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View of Lily Lake.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2579  Arnica mollis

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2580  Small-flowered Penstemon, probably P. rydbergii

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2581  Potentilla, probably P. glaucophylla var. glaucophylla

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2582  Taraxacum, assumed T. officinale until proven otherwise.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2583  Bistorta bistortoides

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2584  Erigeron glacialis ?

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;  

2585  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  2586  Trifolium, deep red like T. parryi
  2587  Penstemon whippleanus

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at coll. locality;
Full Size ImageCollecting locality for Coll. Nos. 2588-2594.  

2588  Eriogonum umbellatum var. majus
  2589  Solidago sp., sure looks like S. missouriensis to me.
  2590  Bunch of little tiny stuff.
  2591  Antennaria sp.
  2592  Dasiphora fruticosa
  2593  Unknown
  2594  Eremogone congesta
  2595  Castilleja sulphurea
  2596  Mertensia ciliata
  2597  Orchid.

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 109:   at Mdw 3009;

Locations: Unnamed meadow on Forest Road 109.
Full Size ImageCollecting locality of Coll. Nos. 2598-2608.  

Thursday, 15 July 2021

“Meadow3099,”, meadow at south base of Mount Zion.
  2598  Campanula parryi
  2599  Collomia linearis
  2600  Phlox, maybe P. hoodii
  2601  Vicia sp., probably V. americana
  2602  Descurainia sp.
  2603  Astragalus sp., maybe A. alpinus
  2604  Achillea millefolia
  2605  Ranunculus sp.
  2606  Geum triflorum
  2607  Erigeron sp.
  2608  Brassicaceae, maybe Turritis glabra

 

Locations: Lippincott Ranch. Lippincott Ranch (North).  

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

 
  2609  Monarda fistulosa
  2610  Ligusticum porteri
  2611  Calochortus gunnisonii
  2612  Erigeron sp., probably E. speciosus
  2613  Hypericum perforatum
  2614  Castilleja rhexifolia
  2615  Lithospermum multiflorum
  2616  Symphoricarpos occidentalis
  2617  Gaillardia aristata
  2618  Carex sp., maybe C. occidentalis
  2619  Osmorhiza sp., likely O. depauperata
  2620  Bromus sp., maybe B. ciliatus
  2621  Myosotis scorpioides
  2622  Agrimonia striata
  2623  Bromus sp., maybe B. ciliatus
  2624  Dichanthelium sp.

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2625, Viscaceae Arceuthobium vaginatum var. cryptopodium  
2625  mistletoe on ponderosa pine
  2626  Grass
  2628  Corylus cornuta
  2628.1  Enchanter's nightshade
  2629  Carex sp., maybe C. scoparia
  2630  Mertensia ciliata
  2630.1  Chenopodium sp., probably C. simplex

 

Locations: Morrison Creek.
Full Size ImageMeadown on upper Morrison Creek.
Full Size ImageWider-Angle View of Meadown on upper Morrison Creek.  

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Morrison Creek, Buffalo Creek Recreation Area.
Full Size Image
Horse trail signs along the old road on Morrison Creek.
  2631  Ipomopsis aggregata
  2632  Allium cernuum
  2633  Muhlenbergia sp.
  2634  Castilleja sp.
  2635  “Black-Eyed Susan”
  2636  Galium boreale
  2637  Thalictrum fendleri
  2638  Bromus sp., maybe B. pubescens
  2639  “Monk's Hood”
  2639.1  Equisetum arvense
  2640  “Fireweed”
  2641  Heterotheca foliosa
  2642  Erigeron sp.
  2643  Solidago sp.
  2644  “Water Birch”
  2645  Erigeron sp.
  2646  Potentilla sp., maybe P. hippiana.
  2647  Elymus sp.
  2648  Erigeron sp.
  2649  Solidago sp.
  2650  Rudbeckia laciniata var. ampla

 

Locations: Bull Gulch. Lippincott Ranch.
Full Size ImageCows grazing in Bull Gulch on a smokey day.
Full Size ImageRattlesake peaking out between boulders.  

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Full Size Image
Two rattlesnakes under the rocks.
Full Size Image
Bull Gulch on a very smokey day.
 
  2651  “strawberry clover”
  2652  Melilotus alba
  2653  Chamerion angustifolium
  2654  Silene latifolia

Other articles:
• Glossary:  ensiform;  

2655  Juncus sp., likely J. ensifolius
  2655.1  Juncus sp., maybe J. articulatus
  2656  Epilobium brachycarpum
  2657  Anaphalis margaritacea
  2658  Muhlenbergia racemosa
  2659  Solidago velutina
  2660  Chenopodium simplex
  2661  Ceanothus velutinus
  2662  Physalis hispida
  2663  Dieteria canescens
  2665  Ligustrum sp., probably L. vulgare
  2666  Muhlenbergia sp.
  2667  Muhlenbergia racemosa
  2668  Polygonum douglasii
  2669  Dysphania sp., probably D. botrys.
  2670  Rumex triangulivalvis
  2671  “Male fern”

Full Size ImageJohn Vickery collecting Asplenium septentrionale from the rocks, north side of Bull Gulch.  
2671.1  Asplenium septentrionale
  2672  “Foxglove”
  2673  Piptatherum
  2674  Ceanothus sp.

   

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

 
  2675  Liatris punctata
  2676.1  “Spotted Knapweed”
  2676.2  “Diffuse Knapweed”
  2676.3  Hybrid knapweed (?)
  2677  Dipsacus fullonum
  2678  “Little Bluestem”
  2679  Mirabilis nyctaginea

Other articles:
• 5th Street:   near Arapahoe;
Full Size ImageWhat we are about to lose when construction starts.  

Construction about to begin at 510 Arapahoe.

 

Locations: North Table Mountain Park.
Full Size ImageSomething in the Rosaceae we found in the gulch.
Full Size ImageSomething in the Rosaceae we found in the gulch.  

Friday, the 13th of August

Rimrock Trail on North Table Mountain with Cindy Trujillo. Found this armed shrub/tree in the watercourse beside the bridge:

Perennial shrub or small tree, 2 m., armed, growing in watercourse; Leaves, petiolate, petiole 3 mm., stipules, leaf-like, 4 mm. × 1 mm. wide, serrate, teeth gland-tipped, blade, simple, oval, 22 mm. × 16 mm. wide, tip acute, margin serrate, teeth gland-tipped, adaxial glabrous, abaxial pubescent, especially on veins.

Full Size Image
Something in the Rosaceae we found in the gulch.
  2680  Euphorbia dentata
  2681  Elymus? Thinopyrum? T. ponticum?
  2682  Achnatherum, maybe A. robustum?

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2683, Achnatherum robustum  
2683  Achnatherum, maybe A. robustum?

Full Size ImageColl. No. 2684, Monroa squarrosa  
2684  Monroa squarrosa

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Epilobium hirsutum;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2685, Epilobium hirsutum
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2685, Epilobium hirsutum  

2685  Epilobium hirsutum

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:   at FR 436;   top of small rise;
• Forest Road 436:   at FR 436.1A;

Locations: Salt Creek.
Full Size Image(Valley of) Salt Creek  

Monday, 16 August 2021

Salt Creek, Park County
Full Size Image
(Valley of) Salt Creek with Buffalo Peaks in the distance.
Full Size Image
Junction of Forest Roads 435 and 436.
Full Size Image
Junction of Forest Roads 436 and 436.1A.
  2686  Senecio

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 2687, Gutierrezia sarothrae  

2687  Gutierrezia sarothrae
  2688  Artemisia sp.
  2689  Erigeron s.
  2690  Muhlenbergia montana
  2691  Blue Hawkweed???
  2692  Solidago sp.
  2693  Grass, long awns
  2693.1  Grass, long awns, similar but glaucous,
  2694  Artemisia ludoviciana
  2695  Artemisia frigida
  2696  Astragalus sp.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 435:  61000;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2697, Cryptantha sp. growing beside a log.  

2697  Cryptantha sp.
  2698  Chrysothamnus sp.??

Other articles:
• Forest Road 309:   at FR/CR 311;
Full Size ImageForest Road 309 north in Chubb Park; Buffalo Peaks in the distance.
Full Size ImageForest Road 311 continues west, Forest Road 309 goes northwest.  

Road Junction in Chubb Park.
Full Size Image
Forest Road 311 east to US Highway 285 at Trout Creek Pass.
Full Size Image
Forest Road 309 continues southeast down through Chubb Park.

 

Other articles:
• Forest Road 131:   at Lily Lk;   at coll. locality;

Locations: Lily Lake. North Fork West Tennessee Creek.
Full Size ImagePanorama of Lily Lake.  

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Full Size Image
North Fork of West Tennessee Creek, near Lily Lake.
 
  2699  unknown aquatic
  2700  Agrostis sp. ?
  2700.1  Very fine grass, also collected at Brumley.
  2701   
  2702  wheatgrass
  2703  grass
  2704  Fragaria sp.
  2705  Trifolium sp.
  2706  Arnica sp., rayless.
  2707  Senecio triangularis
  2708  Arnica sp., large rays.
  2709  Aconitum colubianum
  2710  Bromus sp.
  2711  Linaria vulgaris

 

Other articles:
• CO-82:   at Brumley;

Locations: Brumley.
Full Size ImageSno-Tel station at Brumley.  

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Brumley
  2712  Bromus sp.
  2713  Apiaceae, monoecious???
  2714  Grass
  2715  Eremogone
  2716  Grass
  2717  Solidago #1
  2718  Solidago #2
  2719  Solidago #3
  2720  Juncus sp.

Other articles:
• CO-82:   at Brumley;

Locations: Brumley.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2721, Chamerion angustifolium at Brumley.  

2721  Chamerion angustifolium
  2722  Gentiana, maybe G. parryi
  2723  Gentianopsis sp.
  2724  Tiny annual Erigeron
  2725  Anaphalis, maybe A. margaritacea
  2726  Epilobium sp.
  Coll. No. 2727 omitted.
  2728  White daisy
  2729  Rumex sp.

Other articles:
• CO-82:   near Twin Lks;

Locations: Twin Lakes.
Full Size ImageThe Sheriff waits for you at Twin Lakes.  

 

 

Locations: Apex Gulch.  

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Apex Gulch with Cindy Trujillo
  2731  Solanum dulcamara
  2732  Brickellia grandiflora
  2733  Hops, pistillate.
  2733.1  Heterotheca ?

 

Locations: Apex Park - Northern Parcel.  

Wednesday , September 1.

 
  2734  Symphyotrichum porteri
  2735  Soldidago sp.
  2736  Solidago sp., maybe S. canadensis
  2737  Heliomeris multiflora
  2738  Quercus gambelii
  2739  Dianthus armeria
  2740  Brickellia eupatorioides

 

Locations: Lippincott Ranch.  

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Lippincott Ranch with Cindy Trujillo and John Vickery.
  2741  Pseudognapthalium macounii
  2742  Corydalis aurea
  2743  Brickellia grandiflora
  2743.1  Mentzelia sp.
  2744  Some sort of Clally-Weed.
  2744.1  Pericome caudata
  2744.2  Dysphania botrys
  2745  Pseudognathalium sp.
  2745.1  Elymus albicans
  2746  Bracken fern?
  2747  Corylus cornuta with galls?
  2748  Persicaria hydropiper
  2749  Gratiola neglecta
  2749.1  Mentha arvensis
  2749.2  Carex ensifolius
  2750  Symphyotrichum ericoides
  2751  Betula occidentalis
  2752  Vicia
  2753  Cotoneaster sp., maybe C. lucida

   

Thursday, 19 September 2021

 
  2754  Kochia scoparia

Full Size ImageHabit of Coll. No. 2577, Kochia scoparia
Full Size ImageColl. No. 2577, Kochia scoparia
Full Size ImageInflorescence of Coll. No. 2577, Kochia scoparia  
2755 

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Chenopodiaceae

Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.  Common Red Sage.

Denver, Denver County, Colorado. W. Bates Avenue at South Utica Street, dirt strip on W. Bates Avenue, also observed at several houses within 2 blocks, some have been mowed, 13 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Denver, 24 km southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.6627°N, 105.0459°W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1657 m. Several plants to 1 m. Also here: Chenopodium sp., various horticultural plants.

Tom Schweich 2755. 16-Sep-2021

Coll. No. 2755, 16 Sep 2021, characters observed: Annual, to 1 m., terrestrial, herbaceous, sap clear, not parasitic, not fern-like, without stinging hairs; Stem, with ascending multi-cellular hairs; Leaves, alternate, green, linear, 60 mm. × 6 mm. wide, veins #3 + reticulate, surface, adaxial pubescent, abaxial long silky appressed, margin ciliate, tip acute, no bristle; Inflorescence, bracteate, though some flowers borne singly on the rachis (i.e., not bracted), Bracts, 4 mm. × 1 mm. wide, lanceolate, green, mid-vein green, somewhat obscure, margin long ciliate; Rachis, densely long hairy; Perianth, sepaloid, single whorl, glabrous, not hooked, horizontally winged in fruit; Sepals, #5, fleshy; Stamens, #4; Ovary, enclosing seeds, carpels united; Stigmas, #2; Fruit, not a silicle.

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