Journal entry: 2012 July 3. Incredibly pungent odor. Disused dirt road off Cheney Creek Rd, and in nearby disturbed ground.
Journal entry 2011 May 28. At least three trees along paved bike trail alongside the Susan River, urban/suburban Susanville. According to the literature, the flowers are edible when fried, but the ripe seeds (“peas”) are extremely toxic.
Journal entry: 2010 September 8
Was: Linaria genistifolia (L.) Miller ssp dalmatica (L.) Maire & Petitm., genus Linaria, family Scrophulariaceae (JM93)
Now: Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. ssp dalmatica, genus Linaria, family Plantaginaceae (TJM2)
On this, the main page, the posts have been arranged in reverse chronological order — most recent first. In the right-most column are categories by family, and by genus under each family.
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Comments are welcome, including if you disagree with my identification. Plants shown are from Lassen County and/or the Lassen National Forest and/or the Lassen Volcanic National Park, no other areas. Of course, many of these species will be found in other areas.
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Nomenclature followed is that of:
THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993), James C. Hickman, Editor. Third printing with corrections, 1996.
Also useful have been:
A CALIFORNIA FLORA AND SUPPLEMENT (1959, 1968, 1973), by Philip A. Munz and David D. Keck.
A FIELD GUIDE TO PACIFIC STATES WILDFLOWERS (1976) (Peterson Field Guide), by Theodore F. Niehaus, Roger Tory Peterson and Charles L. Ripper.
MANUAL OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA (1925), by Willis Linn Jepson.
TREES AND SHRUBS OF CALIFORNIA (2001) (California Natural History Guides) by John D. Stuart, John O. Sawyer and Andrea J. Pickart.
GREAT BASIN WILDFLOWERS: A GUIDE TO COMMON WILDFLOWERS OF THE HIGH DESERTS OF NEVADA, UTAH, AND OREGON (2006), by Prof. Laird R Blackwell Ph.D.
Above: “Eating Claytonia rubra” — the local variety of Miner’s Lettuce