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Anderson's Lupine (Lupinus andersonii)

Observer

xranger2013

Date

October 5, 2021 02:15 PM PDT
Anderson's Lupine - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
elizevz's ID: Anderson's Lupine (Lupinus andersonii)
Added on April 30, 2022
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Metallic Bluish-green Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis angolensis)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 02:18 PM PDT

Description

Neon blue-green colored wasp foraging on Seacliff Wild Buckwheat when we first saw it. . .

Cuckoo Wasps are small, metallic, and heavily armored. Mostly parasitic in the nests of other wasps or bees.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Eaton and Kaufman, 2006, pp. 332-333.

Metallic Bluish-green Cuckoo Wasp - Photo (c) Owen Strickland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Owen Strickland
elizevz's ID: Metallic Bluish-green Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis angolensis)
Added on September 06, 2021
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Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Perennial native plant, a.k.a. Sea Pink, growing on coastal sand dune. A leafless thin stalk bears a single pink globose head with many 5-petaled individual flowers. Basal leaves are long, 6-12 cm, and narrow. Peak bloom time: Feb-Sept.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 119.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 244-245.

Sea Thrift - Photo (c) Randi Hausken, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
elizevz's ID: Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)
Added on September 05, 2021
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Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 12:44 PM PDT

Description

An introduced, tiny, 1.2 cm wide, salmon-colored belly flower. (Occasionally found in blue, pink, and almost red forms.) Blooms most profusely Mar-July.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 358.

Scarlet Pimpernel - Photo (c) EBIOPT, all rights reserved, uploaded by EBIOPT
elizevz's ID: Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis)
Added on September 05, 2021
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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 12:54 PM PDT

Description

These coastal juncos are year-round residents in Monterey pine forests and live oak woodlands.

Adults generally have gray heads, necks, and breasts, gray or brown backs and wings, and a white belly. Males tend to have darker, more conspicuous markings than the females. The white outer tail feathers flash distinctively in flight.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, ed. Jon L. Dunn, 2008, pp. 374-375.

Monterey Birds, Don Roberson, 2nd ed. 2002, sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society, p. 439.

Dark-eyed Junco - Photo (c) Becky Matsubara, some rights reserved (CC BY)
elizevz's ID: Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Added on September 05, 2021
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Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 12:09 PM PDT

Description

Larval foodplant: Asters. This adult butterfly is foraging on California Aster.
Link to host plant: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/93654888

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America. Brock and Kaufman, 2003, p. 178-179.

Field Crescent - Photo (c) Bill Bouton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
elizevz's ID: Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella)
Added on September 05, 2021
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Rosilla (Helenium puberulum)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 12:39 PM PDT

Description

Rosilla (Helenium puberulum) A.k.a. Sneezeweed. Native plant in the Aster family (Asteraceae) often found growing by streams or seeps. Basal and lower cauline leaves are linear to oblong-elliptic. Mature spherical heads are brown, on very long slender stems, up to 16 dm (5.25ft) tall. Short, yellow ray flowers under the round head. Peak bloom time: June-August. The common name derives from the use of dried leaves of some Heleniums to make snuff.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 74-75.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=3223

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 297.

Monterey County Wildflowers https://montereywildflowers.com/asteraceae-sunflower3misc/

Rosilla - Photo (c) David Greenberger, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by David Greenberger
elizevz's ID: Rosilla (Helenium puberulum)
Added on September 05, 2021
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Marsh Baccharis (Baccharis glutinosa)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

September 3, 2021 11:55 AM PDT

Description

A “sea” Marsh Baccharis growing in the meadow behind Whalers Cove. Most often found in coastal marshes and streambanks. Blooms July-Oct. Leaves are dark, elongated and pointy. Herbaceous appearance with stems being woody only near the base (in contrast to B. salicifolia). 3-5 ft tall. Like other Baccharis, this Native plant is dioecious. Male flowers are pure white, with disk flowers only. Female flowers are tubular with pinkish phyllaries.
Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, p. 182.
Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd. ed., Matthews and Mitchell, p. 38-39.

Marsh Baccharis - Photo (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Donna Pomeroy
elizevz's ID: Marsh Baccharis (Baccharis glutinosa)
Added on September 05, 2021
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Gray Buckeye (Junonia grisea)

Observer

susanmf

Date

July 3, 2020 09:55 AM PDT
Gray Buckeye - Photo (c) cjackson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by cjackson
elizevz's ID: Gray Buckeye (Junonia grisea)
Added on June 15, 2021
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Mexicali Onion (Allium peninsulare)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Mexicali Onion (Allium peninsulare)

Mexicali Onion - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
elizevz's ID: Mexicali Onion (Allium peninsulare)
Added on April 30, 2021
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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 2021

Description

Male. Purple gorget.

Costa's Hummingbird - Photo (c) Greg Lasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
elizevz's ID: Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)
Added on April 30, 2021
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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 29, 2021 03:41 PM PDT

Description

Male

Western Tanager - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
elizevz's ID: Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Added on April 30, 2021
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Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 29, 2021 03:39 PM PDT

Description

Second photo is front and back of bunting

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) Perching songbird, 5-6" long with turquoise hood, back and rump; rusty breast and sides; white belly, and dark wings with white bars.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, ed. Jon L. Dunn, 2008, pp. 386-387.

Monterey Birds, Don Roberson, 2nd ed. 2002, sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society, p.446.

Lazuli Bunting - Photo (c) Steven Mlodinow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Steven Mlodinow
elizevz's ID: Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
Added on April 30, 2021
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White Bursage (Ambrosia dumosa)

Observer

birgitknorr

Date

April 28, 2021 11:23 AM PDT
White Bursage - Photo (c) Stan Shebs, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
elizevz's ID: White Bursage (Ambrosia dumosa)
Added on April 29, 2021
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Catclaw Acacia (Senegalia greggii)

Observer

birgitknorr

Date

April 28, 2021 11:14 AM PDT
Catclaw Acacia - Photo (c) mspnutt, all rights reserved
elizevz's ID: Catclaw Acacia (Senegalia greggii)
Added on April 29, 2021
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Smoke Tree (Psorothamnus spinosus)

Observer

birgitknorr

Date

April 28, 2021 11:16 AM PDT
Smoke Tree - Photo (c) Keith Godwin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Keith Godwin
elizevz's ID: Smoke Tree (Psorothamnus spinosus)
Added on April 29, 2021
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Fremont Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 10:40 AM PDT

Description

Lots of seeds drifting in the wind

Fremont Cottonwood - Photo (c) naturecandids, all rights reserved, uploaded by naturecandids
elizevz's ID: Fremont Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)
Added on April 29, 2021
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Chaparral Beardtongue (Keckiella antirrhinoides)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 10:48 AM PDT
Chaparral Beardtongue - Photo (c) Joe Decruyenaere, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
elizevz's ID: Chaparral Beardtongue (Keckiella antirrhinoides)
Added on April 29, 2021
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Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 25, 2021 01:23 PM PDT

Description

Tall rounded crown. Approximately 8 inches.

Ash-throated Flycatcher - Photo (c) Len Blumin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
elizevz's ID: Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Added on April 29, 2021
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California Rockcress (Boechera californica)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 10, 2021 09:28 AM PDT

Description

On Pacific crest Trail, south of Highway 74.

California Rockcress - Photo (c) Carol Blaney, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Carol Blaney
elizevz's ID: California Rockcress (Boechera californica)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 23, 2021 12:21 PM PDT

Description

Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) Native, tall, erect, perennial plant that grows on dry, inland slopes. Long, slender leaves. Flowers are orange, sometimes yellow, and 4-petaled. Peak bloom: April-July.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 336.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=25113

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 110-111.

Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide https://montereywildflowers.com/brassicaceae-wallflower/

Western Wallflower - Photo (c) migo1111, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by migo1111
elizevz's ID: Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Whitemargin Sandmat (Euphorbia albomarginata)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 23, 2021 11:58 AM PDT

Description

Whitemargin Sandmat (Euphorbia albomarginata) a.k.a. Rattlesnake Sandmat. Perennial herb. Leaves glabrous and opposite throughout. Leaf margins membranous and generally pale. Stem prostrate, repeatedly forking.

https://borregowildflowers.org/?type=search&searchtype=S&family=&name=Euphorbia%20albomarginata

Jepson eFlora calls it Euphorbia albomarginata
Rattlesnake Sandmat https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=25405

Whitemargin Sandmat - Photo (c) David Greenberger, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by David Greenberger
elizevz's ID: Whitemargin Sandmat (Euphorbia albomarginata)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 25, 2021 06:34 AM PDT
Desert Cottontail - Photo (c) Matt K, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Matt K
elizevz's ID: Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Distant Phacelia (Phacelia distans)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 11:50 AM PDT

Description

Phacelia (white-flowered) are in the Borage Family (Boraginaceae) Most members of the Borage family have their flowers arranged in coiled (scorpiod) cymes. They bloom from the base upwards, gradually unfurling like a scorpion’s tail or caterpillar, as new flowers emerge.

Common Phacelia (Phacelia distans) Native, annual plant found on slopes in clay to rocky soils in many plant communities. A.k.a Wild Heliotrope. Leaves are pinnately lobed with clearly toothed segments. Stems are decumbent to erect, simple or branched from the base. Small flowers are usually beige-white, but may be blue. Throats may have dark lavender spots. Peak bloom time: April-May.

https://montereywildflowers.com/boraginaceae-phacelia-w/

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 198.

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp. 102-103.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=37450

Common on Crescent Bluff Rd near Merrill Farms.
Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 68.

Distant Phacelia - Photo (c) Matt Berger, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Matt Berger
elizevz's ID: Distant Phacelia (Phacelia distans)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 01:00 PM PDT

Description

Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) is a native tree, a.k.a. California sycamore, Western sycamore, and California plane tree. Large leaves typically have 5 "fingers." The trunk has mottled light gray, dark gray, and beige bark. Peak bloom time: Feb-April. Fruits are prickly, round balls, first green then turning brown.

https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=38655

Western Sycamore - Photo (c) Chris Cameron, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Chris Cameron
elizevz's ID: Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)
Added on April 25, 2021
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White Sage (Salvia apiana)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 12:41 PM PDT

Description

Birds about to flower on white sage

White Sage - Photo (c) Erik, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Erik
elizevz's ID: White Sage (Salvia apiana)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 25, 2021 06:32 AM PDT

Description

male Western Tanager coming in for a morning drink at the fountain

Western Tanager - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
elizevz's ID: Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Southern Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus longiflorus)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 12:30 PM PDT

Description

Note “furry” fuzzy leaves.

Southern Bush Monkeyflower - Photo (c) David Greenberger, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by David Greenberger
elizevz's ID: Southern Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus longiflorus)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Seep Monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 12:22 PM PDT

Description

Seep Monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata) Native, perennial plant that grows in seeps and other moist/wet places. This is one of the more common monkeyflowers, often found in large quantities. Leaves are clasping, glossy and rounded, with a small-lobed or dissected base. Flowers are long-pediceled and bright yellow with red dots on the lower lobes. Bladder-like fruits. Peak bloom time: May-June.

Jepson eFlora https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=99131

Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015, pp.234-235.

Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016, p. 371.

Monterey County Wildflowers https://montereywildflowers.com/phrymaceae/

Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019, p. 162.

Seep Monkeyflower - Photo (c) Mark Crompton, all rights reserved, uploaded by Mark Crompton
elizevz's ID: Seep Monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata)
Added on April 25, 2021
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Chilicothe (Marah macrocarpa)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

April 24, 2021 10:58 AM PDT
Chilicothe - Photo (c) Bryan Box, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Bryan Box
elizevz's ID: Chilicothe (Marah macrocarpa)
Added on April 25, 2021
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