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Hackberries (Genus Celtis)

Observer

gheaton

Date

April 26, 2021 05:32 PM PDT
Hackberries - Photo (c) Javi Gonzalez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Javi Gonzalez
mancillas's ID: Hackberries (Genus Celtis)
Added on April 27, 2021
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Bull Grass (Muhlenbergia emersleyi)

Observer

plazewskie

Date

April 10, 2021 05:35 PM MDT
Bull Grass - Photo (c) Michael Gochfeld, all rights reserved, uploaded by Michael Gochfeld
mancillas's ID: Bull Grass (Muhlenbergia emersleyi)
Added on April 13, 2021
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Observer

ulysses20

Date

April 4, 2021 02:55 PM PDT
Polypogon - Photo (c) ellen hildebrandt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ellen hildebrandt
mancillas's ID: Genus Polypogon, a member of Grasses (Family Poaceae)
Added on April 05, 2021
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Gypsum Phacelia (Phacelia integrifolia)

Observer

matttryc

Date

March 28, 2021 03:37 PM MDT
Gypsum Phacelia - Photo (c) Alex Abair, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alex Abair
mancillas's ID: Gypsum Phacelia (Phacelia integrifolia)
Added on March 30, 2021
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Arizona Cottontop (Digitaria californica)

Observer

privera5

Date

October 12, 2020 05:08 PM MDT
Arizona Cottontop - Photo (c) Aaron Balam, all rights reserved, uploaded by Aaron Balam
mancillas's ID: Arizona Cottontop (Digitaria californica)
Added on March 20, 2021
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Sand Ricegrass (Eriocoma hymenoides)

Observer

wade_biakeddy

Date

November 26, 2020 04:15 PM MST

Description

Habitat: sandy bottom lands, and rocky slopes. Soils were course with colluvial parent material.
Growth form: Perennial bunch grass
Leaves: blades are more commonly located towards the base of the plant, the leaves them self are narrow in width then long length with parallel venation. As the blade works it’s way to the base it begins to roll at the edges.
Inflorescence: Panicles with branches that do not taper towards the top, with florets that are rounded with awns.
Fruit: seeds are tiny and round, and heavily pubescent.

Sand Ricegrass - Photo (c) Joe Decruyenaere, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
mancillas's ID: Sand Ricegrass (Eriocoma hymenoides)
Added on March 16, 2021
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Sand Ricegrass (Eriocoma hymenoides)

Observer

dataecologist

Date

November 11, 2020 01:26 PM EST
Sand Ricegrass - Photo (c) Joe Decruyenaere, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
mancillas's ID: Sand Ricegrass (Eriocoma hymenoides)
Added on March 16, 2021
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Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)

Observer

rgorcik

Date

January 13, 2021 11:17 AM MST
Sideoats Grama - Photo (c) psweet, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by psweet
mancillas's ID: Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Added on March 13, 2021
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Wright's Silktassel (Garrya wrightii)

Observer

hjacobson44

Date

November 22, 2020 03:25 PM MST

Description

Habitat: This plant was found on a rocky slope at Aguirre Springs. It was scarce in the landscape.

Growth form: Perennial shrub or small tree.

Flowers: Catkin-like flowers, green, inconspicuous, hangs in clusters or "tassels." Flowers are dioecious.

Fruit: Purplish-blue, pea-sized fruit with 1 or 2 seeds.

Leaves: Opposite, simple, entire, thick, leathery, and evergreen. Similar light green color on both sides of leaves. Short petioles.

Wright's Silktassel - Photo (c) Brian Finzel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Brian Finzel
mancillas's ID: Wright's Silktassel (Garrya wrightii)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Fendler's Lipfern (Myriopteris fendleri)

Observer

hjacobson44

Date

November 22, 2020 03:33 PM MST

Description

Habitat: This plant was found on a rocky slope in Aguirre Springs, directly below large bedrock slabs.

Growth form: Rock dwelling ferns. Small, sturdy, and evergreen.

Leaves: Densely covered in trichomes.

Spores: The sporangia are protected by leaf margins, which can curl over them. Found on the bottom of leaves.

Fendler's Lipfern - Photo (c) CK Kelly, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by CK Kelly
mancillas's ID: Fendler's Lipfern (Myriopteris fendleri)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

Observer

sshank427

Date

November 23, 2020 02:34 PM MST

Description

Habitat type: hilly scrubland.

Elevation: grows between 1370-2590m

Soils: gravelly and located on a rocky hillside.

Land use: recreational.

Growth form: graminoid/grass.

Leaf arrangement/type: alternate, simple, with gray/green color.

Flower type/parts: inforescence: multiple flowers per spikelet, less than 1/4 inch awns, three awns, spikelets have 1 sterile floret and 1 fertile floret.

Fruit type: caryopsis.

Pubescence: sparsely pubescent on upper surface.

Roots: fibrous.

Blue Grama - Photo (c) Matt Berger, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Matt Berger
mancillas's ID: Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Sonoran Scrub Oak (Quercus turbinella)

Observer

sshank427

Date

November 23, 2020 02:28 PM MST

Description

Habitat type: hilly scrubland.

Elevation: grows between 600-2300m.

Soils: gravelly and located on a rocky hillside.

Land use: recreational.

Growth form: shrub tree.

Leaf arrangement/type: alternate, simple, spinose, with a leathery texture and greenish-gray color.

Flower type/parts: greenish; plants unisexual with male and female flowers, female flowers solitary or in groups on spikes/male flowers with 4-7 stamens.

Fruit type: Acorn.

Pubescence: twigs are woolly when young/ fuzzy leaves.

Roots: taproot.

Sonoran Scrub Oak - Photo (c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mancillas's ID: Sonoran Scrub Oak (Quercus turbinella)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Sennas (Genus Senna)

Observer

sshank427

Date

November 23, 2020 02:39 PM MST

Description

Habitat type: hilly scrubland.

Soils: gravelly and located on a rocky hillside.

Land use: recreational.

Growth form: forb.

Roots: taproot.

Sennas - Photo (c) sunnetchan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by sunnetchan
mancillas's ID: Sennas (Genus Senna)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens)

Observer

melissameyers

Date

November 22, 2020 03:21 PM MST

Description

Habitat:
Found in the Bosque near the Rio Grande in a forest/riparian area. The elevation was 4,865 ft. with no slope. There was sandy soils and the area had little to no disturbance as it is used for recreational trails.
Feature Description:
Growth form/habitat- A perennial woody shrub.
Leaf arrangement/type- Alternate, simple, and oblanceolate leaves.
Armature- none
Flower type/parts- Dioecious; has yellow/brown staminate and pistillate flowers. 
Fruit type- Small seeds enclosed by 4-winged bracts.
Pubescence- none present
Roots- Has a taproot and small lateral roots.

Fourwing Saltbush - Photo (c) Carol Blaney, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Carol Blaney
mancillas's ID: Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Annual Beard Grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)

Observer

melissameyers

Date

November 22, 2020 03:28 PM MST

Description

Habitat:
Found along the Rio Grande in a forest/riparian area. The elevation was 4,900 ft. with no slope. There was sandy soils and the area had little to no disturbance as it is was along the bank of the river.
Feature Description:
Growth form/habitat- An annual clumping grass that prefers moist ground.
Leaf arrangement/type- Has basal leaf blades that are alternate and linear.
Armature- none
Flower type/parts- Densely flowered; monoecious. Spiklets are pedicellate with 1 fertile floret. Has glumes, lemmas, palea with 3 stamens, 2 styles, and 2 stigmas. 
Fruit type- Caryopsis
Pubescence- none 
Roots- Has fibrous roots.

Rabbitfoot Grass - Photo (c) plectrudis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by plectrudis
mancillas's ID: Annual Beard Grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)

Observer

melissameyers

Date

November 22, 2020 03:42 PM MST

Description

Habitat:
Found in the Bosque near the Rio Grande in a forest/riparian area. The elevation was around 4,860 ft. with no slope. There was sandy soils and the area had little to no disturbance as it was along a walking trail.
Feature Description:
Growth form/habitat- A sod-forming perennial grass.
Leaf arrangement/type- Leaf blades are alternate and simple.
Armature- none
Flower type/parts- Dioecious with pistillate panicles producing up to 20 spiklets. The spiklets are unisexual and gave up to 18 flowers. Can also have staminate spiklets and lemmas, glumes, and palea.
Fruit type- Awnless caryopsis
Pubescence- Occurs at the sheath base.
Roots- Has adventitious/fibrous roots and rhizomes.

Saltgrass - Photo (c) Lauren Glevanik, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Lauren Glevanik
mancillas's ID: Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Coyote Willow (Salix exigua)

Observer

amanda1605

Date

November 28, 2020 04:55 PM MST

Description

Habitat: Dense growing, erect, slender stemmed trees, forming a thicket, in a sandy riparian area along the Rio Grande rivers edge.

Growth form: dioecious shrub, rhizomatous, perennial

Inflorescence: catkin

Flowers: greenish yellow catkins, unisexual, apetalous, staminate scales, glabrous or hairy, pubescent on both sides with a sparsely pubescent ovary.

Fruit: capsule, located in catkins, splits into 2 halves

Leaves: simple, alternate, blades linear to lanceolate, yellowish green to silvery pubescent, becomes glabrous.

Coyote Willow - Photo (c) 1998 California Academy of Sciences, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
mancillas's ID: Coyote Willow (Salix exigua)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

Observer

amanda1605

Date

November 28, 2020 04:56 PM MST

Description

Habitat: Densely growing, tall, erect, leafy, growing in a wet, sandy, riparian area along the Rio Grande rivers edge.

Growth form: rhizomatous, perennial, subshrub. Readily propagates by the nodes of old stems, stolons, and rhizomes.

Inflorescence: contracted panicles

Flowers: off-white to purplish, 3-10 florets, long silky hairs on rachilla, lanceolate glumes, glabrous.

Leaves: blades lanceolate, linear, mostly flat and glabrous

Common Reed - Photo (c) Fyn Kynd, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Fyn Kynd
mancillas's ID: Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens)

Observer

amanda1605

Date

November 28, 2020 05:03 PM MST

Description

Habitat: Evergreen shrub found growing in a riparian area along the roadside, in sandy-gravelly soil right above the Rio Grande river.

Growth form: dioecious perennial shrub.

Inflorescence: panicle of spicate branches

Flowers: tiny, green or yellow-green, unisexual, 5 ovate calyx lobes, 5 stamens, pistillate flowers subtended by 2 bracts. Male and female flowers occur on separate plants. Staminate flowers are yellow.

Fruit: achene and enclosed in 4 winged bracts.

Leaves: alternate, sessile, simple, entire, oblong to obovate or lanceolate, thick, gray-green, become glabrous.

Fourwing Saltbush - Photo (c) Carol Blaney, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Carol Blaney
mancillas's ID: Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Retama (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Observer

la_sam23

Date

October 17, 2020 11:03 AM MDT

Description

Habitat Notes
Habitat type / Plant community: shrubland
Elevation: 1247 meters
Soils: Dune land; Parent material: Sandy eolian sands

Features Description
Growth form / habit: Tree with green bark
Leaf arrangement / leaf type: Twice-pinnate, leaflets 2-8mm long
Fruit type: pods

Retama - Photo (c) Konstantinos Barsakis, all rights reserved, uploaded by Konstantinos Barsakis
mancillas's ID: Retama (Parkinsonia aculeata)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Christmas Cholla (Cylindropuntia leptocaulis)

Date

November 29, 2020 02:49 PM MST

Description

-Found in a urban, unmanaged plot surrounded by other shrubs and forbs. Growing intertwined another shrub
-Sandy loam soil
-Perennial shrub
-Alternate stem segments grey/purple/green
-Armature: spines
-Tap root
-Bloom early spring-early summer Mar-Oct
•Flower yellow/green/red 5-8mm long. Yellow filaments, anthers, and style. Green stigma
•Fruit yellow/red/purple
•Seeds yellow 3-4.5 mm

Christmas Cholla - Photo (c) Jim Hatlevig, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Jim Hatlevig
mancillas's ID: Christmas Cholla (Cylindropuntia leptocaulis)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)

Observer

cutter95

Date

November 6, 2020 09:19 AM MST

Description

Habitat: This plant was found on a rocky slope of a dry ridge inhabited mostly by scrub oak and juniper trees. The area was lightly grazed by cattle, mule deer, and elk. The soil was poor and rocky.
Elevation: 7,200 ft.

Growth form: perennial shrub. Deep, fast growing root system.

Leave arrangement: Alternate, simple, sessile.

Leaf type: Linearly, narrow oblanceolate. Acute apices. Margins entire.

Flowers: Heads form round topped terminal arrangements. Perfect, discoid flowers. 15-31 phyllaries in 3-5 rows. 5 florets per head.

Fruits: Cypselae. Dull white pappi bristles.

Rubber Rabbitbrush - Photo (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
mancillas's ID: Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

Observer

ajramos85

Date

November 2020

Description

-Habitat type / Plant Community: Found growing in an urban area on the NMSU campus within the Chihuahuan Desert Native Plant Garden located near Foster Hall; species is common in desert shrub and desert grasslands. Plant communities include Wheeler sotol, Lechuguilla, agave, yucca, and Opuntia species.
-Aspect / Slope / Elevation: Flat ground, ~3,900 feet above sea level.

-Soils: Usually shallow, rocky, and of granitic or limestone origin and are frequently underlain by caliche.
-Disturbance: High due to it being in an urban area - on the NMSU campus.

-Land Use: Commercial
-Growth Form / Habit: Perennial Shrub
-Leaf Arrangement / Leaf Type: Green leaves; simple, alternate; pinnately venation. Leaf abscission occurs under water stress. Leaves are 1-2 cm in length, 2-8 mm in width, obovate, on terminal long growth or axillary short shoots, and the tips can be notched or rounded.
-Armature: Spines
-Flower Type / Parts: Perfect flower (Bisexual). Individual flowers have 5 sepals encircling a fused tube of 5 petals, colored red or orange, actinomorphic, and contain ~10+ stamens.
-Fruit Type: 3-valved capsules that contain flat, papery-winged seeds.
-Inflorescence: Narrow terminal panicles 5-20 cm long
-Litter: Quite a bit present.
-Roots: Shallow with some laterals branching from the primary taproot just beneath the soil surface.

Ocotillo - Photo (c) Jesús Niño C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jesús Niño C.
mancillas's ID: Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Rio Grande Cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. wislizenii)

Observer

ajramos85

Date

November 2020

Description

-Habitat Type / Plant Community: Found within a riparian area near an irrigation ditch and agricultural crop fields. Common along lakes, rivers, and marshy areas. Plant communities include Bermudagrass, Field Sandbur, and Broadleaf Cattail.
-Aspect / Slope / Elevation: Flat ground. ~5,300 feet above sea level.
-Soils: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Medium Loam; Moist Soils; tolerates mostly any soil type but heavy clay.
-Disturbance: Mild to significant due to it being along a trail that individuals use to walk their dogs along an irrigation ditch within an urban area.

-Land Use: Agricultural/Recreational
-Growth Form / Habit: Perennial Tree
-Leaf Arrangement / Leaf Type: Simple; alternate; triangular leaves that are grayish green to bright green in color. Reticulate leaf venation. Distally flattened petiole. Leaf blade is broadly triangular-ovate, with a leaf base that is cordate to truncate or broadly cuneate. Leaf apex is acuminate. Buds are somewhat large. Performed blade margins are coarsely crenate-serrate at midblade; crenate-serrate neoformed blade margins; rounded/graded teeth on each side of leaf.
-Flower Type / Parts: Dioecious, imperfect; (30-)40-80 stamens (yellowish or reddish in color). Male flowers are more conspicuous than the female flowers. Discs saucer-shaped, not apparently oblique, entire. Anthers are truncate. 2-4 platelike stigmas. Ovary is ovoid and contains 3-4 carpels.
-Fruit Type: 3-4 valved capsules that are ovoid, glabrous, and contain 30-60 seeds per capsule.
-Pubescence: The small seeds contain white cotton-like hair that aid in dispersal.

-Litter: Some plant litter present.
-Roots: Extensive shallow roots that contain a taproot and lateral roots; production of shallow adventitious roots when growing in a flooded environment.

-My dog is seen in the picture for scale.

Eastern Cottonwood - Photo (c) JanetandPhil, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mancillas's ID: Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Observer

happy15

Date

November 29, 2020 02:02 PM UTC

Description

Habitat Notes
Habitat type/Plant community: growing along a forest road in Upper Karr Canyon
Slope: South facing
Elevation: 8,675
Soils: Loam
Disturbance: Moderate disturbance
Land Use: Recreational area
Features Description:
Growth form/habit: biennial forb
Leaf arrangement/leaf type: alternate, simple
Armature: None
Flower type/parts: not present. In the second year, it creates a single, erect flowering stem. Flowers are densely arranged on a spike-like terminal inflorescence. Very short lived.
Fruit type: not present. Produces two hairy, egg-shaped capsules containing seeds.
Pubescence: Present on the leaves, creating a wooly appearance.
Roots: Deep taproots with fibrous lateral roots
Mainly grass and rocks with a few pine needles making up the plant litter around this little guy.

Great Mullein - Photo (c) Craig Evans, all rights reserved, uploaded by Craig Evans
mancillas's ID: Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

Observer

happy15

Date

October 29, 2020 12:29 AM UTC

Description

  1. Habitat Type: Chihuahua Desert, Dona Ana Mountains. Elevation: ~4,000 ft . Disturbance: low to moderate. Land use: National Monument, Recreational use for hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding. Growth form: shrub-like. Has multiple stems with no main branch. Bark is deeply furrowed. Leaf arrangement: obovate, long with rounded or notched leaves. Appear after rain. Not present during time of year. Armature: spines present. Flower type/parts: not present during time of year. Red flowers found in dense panicles. Pubescence: not present.
    Overall, this species is quite tall. No leaves or flowers were present during this time of year. There is litter present on the ground in the background of pictures, more than likely this year's leaves. The roots are shallow. No reproductive characteristics are present.

Ocotillo - Photo (c) Jesús Niño C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jesús Niño C.
mancillas's ID: Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Cane Bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis)

Observer

lexi_monty

Date

November 26, 2020 04:40 PM MST

Description

Habitat: This plant was found in the Guadalupe mountain range roughly 7 miles east of Pinon, NM. This plant was growing in a soft area near the highway, safe from grazing domestic herbivores.

Growth Form: perennial grass (graminoid)

Flowers: N/A

Fruit: Seeds are tufted and can travel long distances by wind.

Leaves: The "blades" in this photo are long senesced, but leaves are typically slender and protective in nature.

Pubescence: "hairy" nodes

Cane Bluestem - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
mancillas's ID: Cane Bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Brown-spined Pricklypear (Opuntia phaeacantha)

Observer

r_mccarty

Date

October 31, 2020 04:16 PM MDT

Description

Habitat: desert scrub
Aspect, Slope, Elevation: hillside
Soils: Rocky/Sandy soils
Land Use: Public/BLM
Growth Form: shrub-like; cactus/Succulent
Root System: shallow root system
Leaf Type: Modified leaves: spines
Armature: spines
Flowers: typically yellow to red
Fruit Type: fleshy, purple fruit

Note: pads show some signs of stress (purple perimeter)

Brown-spined Pricklypear - Photo (c) Stan Shebs, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
mancillas's ID: Brown-spined Pricklypear (Opuntia phaeacantha)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Broom Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)

Observer

r_mccarty

Date

October 31, 2020 04:21 PM MDT

Description

Habitat: desert scrub
Aspect, Slope, Elevation: hillside
Soils: Rocky/Sandy soils
Land Use: Public/BLM
Growth Form: small shrub
Family: Asteraceae

Broom Snakeweed - Photo (c) Judith Ellen Lopez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Judith Ellen Lopez
mancillas's ID: Broom Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)
Added on December 05, 2020
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Common Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Observer

r_mccarty

Date

November 27, 2020 11:14 AM MST

Description

Habitat: Mountains (coniferous trees)
Aspect, Slope, Elevation: mountain slopes, approx. 8,000 ft.

Soils: rocky, loam soil
Land Use: U.S. Forest
Growth Form: tree

Leaf Type: needles

Common Douglas-Fir - Photo (c) Anne Parsons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Anne Parsons
mancillas's ID: Common Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Added on December 05, 2020
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