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My Lassen Flora, by Orrin C. Winton
orrin.winton at gmail.com


This is my site for plants I have identified while living in or near Susanville, Lassen County, California. Plants identified during the period 1976-2002 — other areas of California and Connecticut — are not included here with pictures, but at the top-bar you may click on “Old Journals” to see a summary of old identifications.

On the main page (Home), 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.

The main page has thumbnails. To view a larger image, click on the thumbnail. From there, you may click on a link to get an even larger image.

To view links to plants by plant family or genus, click on the Category in the right-hand column. (If a family or genus name appears there, then there are photos/entries for some species of that family and/or genus.) That will take you to a list of posts of plant species; click on the desired species, and you will be taken to the full photo entry for that species.

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 or most of these plants also occur in other areas as well.

Prints or digital downloads (without my logo) may be purchased: contact orrin.winton at gmail.com for information. The originals of these photos are most often much bigger (in bytes) than what is displayed here, because this site limits me to uploading 8MB per image. Photos with a more varied content can be found at orrinwintonphotography.com.

Nomenclature followed is that of:

THE JEPSON MANUAL, SECOND EDITION (2012), Bruce G. Baldwin, Convening Editor.

Also useful have been:

THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993), James C. Hickman, Editor. Third printing with corrections, 1996.

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 :)

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