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What

Locoweed (Genus Oxytropis)

Observer

carmenheinrichs

Date

May 28, 2018 10:31 AM CDT

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What

Wyoming Flax (Linum compactum)

Observer

phylojenie

Date

July 6, 2018 09:53 AM MDT

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What

Davis's Locoweed (Oxytropis campestris var. davisii)

Date

June 8, 2022 03:49 PM MST

Description

Keyed using Welsh's 2001 Oxytropis revision.
-occasional leaflets fasciculate
-minute clavate processes present along margin of stipules easy to find because there are very few hairs on the stipules
-calyx tube < 1/2 as long as banner
-range is NE BC
-habitat is stream gravels (open, non-active cobble bar)
-this is part of a large population and all O. c. var. davisii plants have this colour flowers (pink-blue-purple, no white flowers
-growing with O. splendens (not yet in bloom, leaflets fasciculate, herbage silky-pilose) and O. sericea (in bloom, more robust, yellow-flowered plants)

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What

Wyoming Flax (Linum compactum)

Observer

tonyblake

Date

July 3, 2016 11:24 AM MDT

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What

Canary Violet (Viola praemorsa)

Observer

michaelrudy

Date

June 2017

Description

Alberta's only violet with leaves that do not have the typical 'kidney' shape , but are in fact narrowly elongated.

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What

Western Gall Rust (Cronartium harknessii)

Observer

jamie783

Date

May 11, 2022 10:53 AM MDT

Description

There's something growing on the tree, clumpy and yellow

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What

Arrowleaf Sweet Coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus var. sagittatus)

Observer

frwildflowers

Date

June 1, 2019 08:13 AM MDT

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What

Tea-leafed Willow (Salix planifolia)

Date

April 16, 2022 03:23 PM MDT

Description

Here's this same plant in summer when I keyed it out:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/104600065

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What

Meadow Willow (Salix petiolaris)

Date

April 16, 2022 03:27 PM MDT

Description

My original thought for this posting was that this is S. planifolia, based on the reddish-orange twigs, shrub size, and leaves.

However, now that I've looked at it again in June,
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/123412838
I don't think it can be S. planifolia since the Length:Width ratio of the leaves doesn't work: S. planifolia would not have leaves more than 4.7 X as long as wide according to Flora of N. America:
http://floranorthamerica.org/Salix_planifolia

My latest idea is S. petiolaris based on the L:W ration of > 5 and the serrate leaf margins.

Here's a link to photos of S. petiolaris that match the ones I've taken of this plant:
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/meadow-willow#lboxg-4

Here's the same plant in March:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/109702791

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What

Interior Sandbar Willow (Salix interior)

Date

April 16, 2022 03:08 PM MDT

Description

In the habitat view /last photo, these are the plants by the corner of the pond that are on the left, a bit shorter and with stems more orange in colour.

Same shrub in June:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/122651244

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What

Cinquefoils (Genus Potentilla)

Observer

phylojenie

Date

July 5, 2021 08:13 PM UTC

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What

Prairie Cinquefoil (Potentilla pensylvanica)

Date

July 30, 2019

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What

Slender Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)

Observer

rinrat86

Date

July 26, 2021 01:22 PM UTC

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What

White-leaved Cinquefoil (Potentilla pulcherrima)

Observer

staplesgabriel

Date

September 30, 2020 01:22 PM MDT

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What

Violet Willow (Salix daphnoides)

Date

April 8, 2022 05:22 PM MDT

Description

Salix daphnoides is accepted as an introduced plant in Alberta by the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada, Flora of N. America, and Plants of the World Online:
https://data.canadensys.net/vascan/name/Salix%20daphnoides
http://floranorthamerica.org/Salix_daphnoides
https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:777425-1

This shrub is growing in a sheltered position on the east side of an apartment building; the damage you can see around the base is likely from our local herd of deer.

-stems are strongly glaucous
-old leaf back also appears glaucous
-stipules of old leaves are fused to the leaf petiole 
-petiole is shallowly-grooved adaxially 
-juvenile leaves densely long silky abaxially 
-adaxial nectary is squared

I will post more observations of this plant over the course of the year.

Update: here are more photos, about 2 weeks later, not much different but better shots of the stipules adnate to expanded petiole bases:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/112315115

Another update: same plant in mid-May, no seed produced:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/117738571

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What

Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)

Date

April 8, 2022 04:45 PM MDT

Description

A very tall shrub. Bud scales appear to be persistent.
ID TBV over the course of the season.

Same tree in early May:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/115243524

Same tree in mid-June:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/122404102

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What

Bebb's Willow (Salix bebbiana)

Date

April 8, 2022 04:41 PM MDT

Description

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What

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Observer

ada_ci

Date

March 31, 2022 02:53 PM MDT

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What

Nuttall's Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata)

Date

July 12, 2021 04:46 PM MDT

Description

OH Heritage Rangeland accessed by permission.

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What

Bebb's Willow (Salix bebbiana)

Date

March 27, 2022 03:15 PM MDT

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What

Meadow Willow (Salix petiolaris)

Date

March 27, 2022 03:11 PM MDT

Description

My original thought for this posting was that this is S. planifolia, based on the reddish-orange twigs, shrub size, and leaves.

However, now that I've looked at it again in June,
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/123412838
I don't think it can be S. planifolia since the Length:Width ratio of the leaves doesn't work: S. planifolia would not have leaves more than 4.7 X as long as wide according to Flora of N. America:
http://floranorthamerica.org/Salix_planifolia

My latest idea is S. petiolaris based on the L:W ration of > 5 and the serrate leaf margins.

Here's a link to photos of S. petiolaris that match the ones I've taken of this plant:
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/meadow-willow#lboxg-4

Here's the same plant in April, very similar to March:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/111713057

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What

Snowy Buttercup (Ranunculus nivalis)

Observer

lallen

Date

July 20, 2009 02:03 PM MDT

Description

specimen collected with permit

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What

Woolly Cinquefoil (Potentilla hippiana)

Date

July 12, 2021 10:54 AM MDT

Description

OH Heritage Rangeland accessed by permission.

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What

Woolly Cinquefoil (Potentilla hippiana)

Date

July 12, 2021 12:43 PM MDT

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What

Tansy Cinquefoil (Potentilla bipinnatifida)

Date

July 12, 2021

Description

Photo 2 is a crop to show just the P. bipinnatifida.
Photo 3 is the whole photo showing how this P. bipinnatifida plant was growing right with a P. pulcherrima plant (palmate bicolour shallowly-toothed leaves).

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What

Prairie Woundwort (Stachys pilosa)

Date

July 12, 2021

Description

OH Heritage Rangeland accessed by permission; collection by permit.

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What

Long-styled Rush (Juncus longistylis)

Date

July 21, 2021 02:40 PM MDT

Description

OH Heritage Rangeland accessed by permission; collection by permit.

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What

Northern Meadow Sedge (Carex praticola)

Date

July 21, 2021 03:00 PM MDT

Description

OH Heritage Rangeland accessed by permission; collection by permit.

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What

Swamp Birch (Betula pumila)

Observer

lysandra

Date

March 13, 2022 06:59 PM MDT

Description

raised lines on bracts

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Observer

jay

Date

June 30, 2014

Place

alta, utah (Google, OSM)

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What

Cinquefoils (Genus Potentilla)

Observer

andyfyon

Date

June 25, 2014 06:34 PM EDT

Description

Cinquefoil (Genus Potentilla), yellow, limestone substrate, Banff gondola, Banff, AB, June 25/14

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What

White-leaved Cinquefoil (Potentilla pulcherrima)

Date

July 17, 2021 10:29 AM MDT

Description

For details about Potentilla pulcherrima observations see my Profile page.

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What

White-leaved Cinquefoil (Potentilla pulcherrima)

Date

July 22, 2021 03:29 PM MDT

Description

For detail on Potentilla pulcherrima observations see my Profile page.

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What

Nuttall's Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata)

Date

July 16, 2021 02:34 PM MDT

Description

According to Flora of N. America there are two varieties of P. gracilis present in Alberta:

var. fastigiata, with
---upper and lower leaf surfaces more or less similar in colour,
---cottony hairs usually absent,
---palmate leaves with leaflets 5-7-9 in number,
---leaflet teeth measuring up to 10 mm long on the distal edge,
---undivided medial blade measuring up to 20 mm wide

&

var. flabelliformis, with
---upper and lower leaf surfaces strongly dissimilar in colour,
---cottony hairs dense on lower leaf surface
---palmate leaves with leaflets 5 or 7
---leaflet teeth measuring up to 20 mm long on the distal edge (or even occasionally to 35 mm),
---undivided medial blade narrow, measuring only 3-6 mm wide

In the new Vascular Flora of Alberta: An Illustrated Guide, by Kershaw and Allen (I have the Feb. 2022 printing), P. gracilis var. fastigiata drops out at couplet 41b, and P. gracilis var. flabelliformis drops out at couplet 40a, both being called "Potentilla gracilis (in part)".

Here is the FNA key to split the varieties, with links to variety descriptions:
http://floranorthamerica.org/Potentilla_gracilis

The reason I go to all this detail myself is because I'm trying to differentiate P. gracilis from P. pulcherrima (see my Profile Page for notes on this project).

Pretty much everywhere you go in AB you will find Potentillas that don't quite fit into the keys, because they are hybrids. So my focus is on the correct forms, and I only make note of the oddballs :-)

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What

Nuttall's Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata)

Date

July 17, 2021 10:51 AM MDT

Description

According to Flora of N. America there are two varieties of P. gracilis present in Alberta:

var. fastigiata, with
---upper and lower leaf surfaces more or less similar in colour,
---cottony hairs usually absent,
---palmate leaves with leaflets 5-7-9 in number,
---leaflet teeth measuring up to 10 mm long on the distal edge,
---undivided medial blade measuring up to 20 mm wide

&

var. flabelliformis, with
---upper and lower leaf surfaces strongly dissimilar in colour,
---cottony hairs dense on lower leaf surface
---palmate leaves with leaflets 5 or 7
---leaflet teeth measuring up to 20 mm long on the distal edge (or even occasionally to 35 mm),
---undivided medial blade narrow, measuring only 3-6 mm wide

In the new Vascular Flora of Alberta: An Illustrated Guide, by Kershaw and Allen (I have the Feb. 2022 printing), P. gracilis var. fastigiata drops out at couplet 41b, and P. gracilis var. flabelliformis drops out at couplet 40a, both being called "Potentilla gracilis (in part)".

Here is the FNA key to split the varieties, with links to variety descriptions:
http://floranorthamerica.org/Potentilla_gracilis

The reason I go to all this detail myself is because I'm trying to differentiate P. gracilis from P. pulcherrima (see my Profile Page for notes on this project).

Pretty much everywhere you go in AB you will find Potentillas that don't quite fit into the keys, because they are hybrids. So my focus is on the correct forms, and I only make note of the oddballs :-)

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What

Nuttall's Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata)

Date

July 23, 2021 03:20 PM MDT

Description

Collected by permit.

According to Flora of N. America there are two varieties of P. gracilis present in Alberta:

var. fastigiata, with
---upper and lower leaf surfaces more or less similar in colour,
---cottony hairs usually absent,
---palmate leaves with leaflets 5-7-9 in number,
---leaflet teeth measuring up to 10 mm long on the distal edge,
---undivided medial blade measuring up to 20 mm wide

&

var. flabelliformis, with
---upper and lower leaf surfaces strongly dissimilar in colour,
---cottony hairs dense on lower leaf surface
---palmate leaves with leaflets 5 or 7
---leaflet teeth measuring up to 20 mm long on the distal edge (or even occasionally to 35 mm),
---undivided medial blade narrow, measuring only 3-6 mm wide

In the new Vascular Flora of Alberta: An Illustrated Guide, by Kershaw and Allen (I have the Feb. 2022 printing), P. gracilis var. fastigiata drops out at couplet 41b, and P. gracilis var. flabelliformis drops out at couplet 40a, both being called "Potentilla gracilis (in part)".

Here is the FNA key to split the varieties, with links to variety descriptions:
http://floranorthamerica.org/Potentilla_gracilis

The reason I go to all this detail myself is because I'm trying to differentiate P. gracilis from P. pulcherrima (see my Profile Page for notes on this project).

Pretty much everywhere you go in AB you will find Potentillas that don't quite fit into the keys, because they are hybrids. So my focus is on the correct forms, and I only make note of the oddballs :-)

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What

Bellflowers (Genus Campanula)

Observer

mfeaver

Date

August 6, 2018 09:02 AM EDT

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What

White Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla occidentalis)

Observer

danao

Date

May 24, 2020 03:21 PM PDT

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What

Low Larkspur (Delphinium bicolor)

Observer

andyfyon

Date

July 28, 2005 01:58 PM EDT

Description

Low Larkspur (Delphinium bicolor), purple, montane, Kananaskis, Ptarmigan Cirque, Highwood Pass, AB, July 28/05

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What

Short-fruit Willow (Salix brachycarpa)

Date

September 23, 2014 06:06 PM MDT

Description

The shrub Is roughly 3-4 feet tall. Branches are a brown colour. The leaves are long, thin, and tipped. The leaves are a silvery green colour and grow in an asymmetrical order. Buds accompany the leaves.

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What

Hoary Willow (Salix candida)

Date

July 18, 2012

Description

In the habitat photo it's the low shrubs with the white-backed leaves showing.

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What

Agaves, Orchids, Irises, and Allies (Order Asparagales)

Observer

blakelatimer

Date

June 6, 2021 05:09 PM EDT

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What

Grape Hyacinths (Genus Muscari)

Observer

henrya

Date

June 5, 2021 08:53 AM CDT

Description

Found a bunch of these bulbs on the trail. I've seen grape hyacinth growing in other parts of the park and making the assumption these are the same.
@sambiology - what do you think?

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What

Grayleaf Willow (Salix glauca)

Observer

mfeaver

Date

May 29, 2018 01:59 PM EDT

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What

Arctic Willow (Salix arctica)

Observer

cedra

Date

July 9, 2017 05:04 PM PDT

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What

Willows (Genus Salix)

Observer

cas_porto

Date

May 25, 2018 10:43 AM MDT

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What

Grayleaf Willow (Salix glauca)

Observer

mtncatt

Date

June 24, 2018 05:52 PM MDT

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What

False Mountain Willow (Salix pseudomonticola)

Date

June 10, 2021 04:05 PM MDT

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What

Autumn Willow (Salix serissima)

Observer

katrina610

Date

June 11, 2020 09:11 PM MDT

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What

Autumn Willow (Salix serissima)

Observer

mfeaver

Date

August 23, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

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What

Bluebells (Genus Hyacinthoides)

Observer

vickidoo

Date

May 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

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What

Bebb's Willow (Salix bebbiana)

Observer

larryhalverson

Date

June 1, 2019 08:23 PM MDT

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What

False Mountain Willow (Salix pseudomonticola)

Date

June 25, 2021 09:49 AM MDT

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What

Barratt's Willow (Salix barrattiana)

Observer

erinlovesflowers

Date

July 3, 2021 02:47 PM PDT

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What

Grayleaf Willow (Salix glauca)

Observer

calebcatto

Date

July 7, 2021 02:47 PM MDT

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What

Grayleaf Willow (Salix glauca)

Observer

pclangemeyer

Date

July 3, 2021 02:40 PM PDT

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What

Meadow Willow (Salix petiolaris)

Date

July 1, 2021 02:23 PM MDT

Description

Two female plants at the south edge of a large wetland by a road; deep standing water in ditch; cursory survey, likely more present. Specimens collected for submission to UBC.

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What

Sitka Willow (Salix sitchensis)

Date

August 26, 2012

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What

Barratt's Willow (Salix barrattiana)

Date

August 24, 2012

Description

Grayish-leaved shrubs.

Approximate location; many stands in this area.

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What

Barratt's Willow (Salix barrattiana)

Date

August 25, 2012

Description

Grayish-leaved shrubs.

Approximate location; many stands in this area.

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What

Barratt's Willow (Salix barrattiana)

Observer

pk-etrs

Date

July 29, 2019 01:03 PM MDT

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What

Mccalla's Willow (Salix maccalliana)

Observer

mfeaver

Date

August 14, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

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What

Bebb's Willow (Salix bebbiana)

Observer

wynaturalist

Date

August 3, 2019 05:45 PM MDT

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What

Interior Sandbar Willow (Salix interior)

Observer

jennifersarah

Date

July 27, 2019 09:12 PM UTC

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What

Dicots [Paraphyletic] (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

laceygunther

Date

January 6, 2022 05:38 PM MST

Description

Western MT

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What

Grassleaf Spurge (Euphorbia graminea)

Observer

daryn_fisher

Date

June 22, 2021 03:30 PM CST

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What

Sages (Genus Salvia)

Observer

gia_habib

Date

October 2, 2021 03:07 PM EDT

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What

Bebb's Willow (Salix bebbiana)

Observer

dinithi

Date

June 27, 2020 03:01 PM MDT

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What

Columbines (Genus Aquilegia)

Observer

jbryant

Date

July 27, 1974

Description

Trail along Cascade Creek, Grand Teton National Park. Image scanned from 35mm Kodacolor negative.

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What

Sages (Genus Salvia)

Observer

gressington

Date

April 28, 2016 08:02 AM CDT

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What

Baja Pitcher Sage (Lepechinia hastata)

Observer

marikcl

Date

March 22, 2014

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What

Conifers (Class Pinopsida)

Observer

dallonw

Date

June 2017

Place

Utah, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Mints, Plantains, Olives, and Allies (Order Lamiales)

Observer

aliciadawn13

Date

October 21, 2021 08:20 AM CDT

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What

Spruces (Genus Picea)

Date

May 27, 2020 05:22 PM CST

Description

Big growth here were planted this is a baby volunteer

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What

Larkspurs (Genus Delphinium)

Observer

maddemers

Date

July 24, 2020 12:45 PM MDT

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What

Sitka Valerian (Valeriana sitchensis)

Observer

brucehs

Date

August 9, 2018 11:24 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dicots [Paraphyletic] (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

stellarhia

Date

December 23, 2021 12:53 PM PST

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What

Pale Fleabane (Erigeron pallens)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

July 4, 2021 10:49 AM PDT

Description

Could be E. denalii but without 3-forked leaves (early plant)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tkobliuk

Date

July 9, 2020 10:45 AM MDT

Description

Mt. Hardisty viewpoint

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tkobliuk

Date

July 9, 2020 10:42 AM MDT

Description

Mt. Hardisty viewpoint

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mtncatt

Date

July 9, 2020 07:58 PM MST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

calebcatto

Date

June 30, 2020 02:30 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

christinamyrdz

Date

August 13, 2019 01:38 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

European Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

Observer

outdoorobserver

Date

April 25, 2021 08:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pasqueflowers (Genus Pulsatilla)

Observer

jmarkgilbert

Date

May 20, 2020 09:20 AM UTC

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What

Showy Crazyweed (Oxytropis splendens)

Date

August 30, 2021 09:56 AM MDT

Description

UPDATE 2022-06-24:
Have changed this ID to O. splendens as explained here:
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/123269244


2021-08-30
Original thought was that these plants were Oxytropis campestris davisii upon seeing them late in the season (this taxon is present on the west end of the island).