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Elegant rein orchid (Piperia elegans) - #humboldtcounty, #california ••• The flower in the second photo, on the left, reminds me of the tail on the spider-tailed horned viper. The third photo is a screen shot of one for a comparison. ••• #ca #nature #flower #wildflower #orchid #orchidaceae #canon #macro #nofilter #instagood #photooftheday #instadaily #explore #hiking #beautiful #cnps #calflora #pnw #pacificnorthwest

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sheriff_woody_pct

Here’s a botanical oddity. This grassy looking plant is actually a fern! It’s Asplenium septentrionale, a rare plant in California (2B.3), found only in and the areas around around Lassen National Park. You can quickly tell it’s a fern because the underside of the fronds are covered in sori, the spore producing organs of a fern. It is more common in other western states as well as in Europe and Asia. Interestingly it’s found in only 2 places east of the Mississippi River, both in the shale barrens of my beloved state of West Virginia. Over 1000 miles from the next nearest populations. #aspleniumseptentrionale #asplenium #ferns #fern #rarefern #pteridophyta #aspleniaceae #calflora #cnps #californianativeplantsociety #sori #spores #lassennationalforest #lithophyte

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a_wandering_ecologist

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hannahandplants

California native plants have evolved with wild fire and rely on fire for germination, clearing out canopies for competition, and much more. •Arctostaphylos spp (Manzanita) relies on fire to crack open their drupe to help release seed. Fire is the only force that can help Manzanita seed. •Adenostoma fasciculatum (Chamise) can withstand extreme fires and is one of the most prolific resprouters after a fire. Fire is no match for chamise. The leaves have a special flammable oil that gives Chamise an advantage •Pinus contorta ssp. murryana (Lodgepole pine) has serotinous cones. Fire triggers seed release. There are many conifers that have serotinous cones. •Chaenactis artemisiifolia (white pincushion), Cryptantha clevelandii (Common Cryptantha), Camissonia californica (California Sunup), Romneya coulteri (Matilija Poppy), and many other species demonstrate smoke induced germination (Keeley 1998).

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uccalnat

Poison angelica (Angelica lineariloba) is native to California’s Sierra Nevada region and western Nevada within elevations of 6000-10,600 ft. It's similar to other large umbellierfers (celery, carrot, or parsley family) like the cow parsnip and ranger’s buttons. It has umbels, a cluster of flowers consisting of short flower stalks that spread from a common point resembling the ribs of an umbrella. #flowers #plants #nativeplants #CNPS #SierraNevada ... ... #CalNat grads & naturalists in training: share your inspiration with our community! Use  #calnatshare to tag original pics we may re-share on IG only. Remember to caption!

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sil_srm

We did it 💃🏽👨🏽‍⚕️ #CNPS

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spencer.riffle

Dense flowered rein orchid (Piperia elongata) - #sanLuisObispoCounty, #California ••• Phone is acting weird 🙄, sorry for the double post. ••• #ca #nature #flower #wildflower #orchid #orchidaceae #canon #macro #nofilter #instagood #photooftheday #instadaily #explore #hiking #beautiful #cnps #calflora

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Santa Cruz Tarplant with a little pollinator friend. This species once ranged up to Marin County in coastal prairie habitat, but today there are only a few naturally occurring populations left in SC & Monterey Counties. #rareplants #CAnativeplants #CNPS #endangeredspecies #holocarphamacradenia

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californianativeplantsociety

Amazing subalpine native #grassland dominated by mountain bunchgrass (Festuca viridula - Poaceae) with an herbaceous understory of lupines, Indian paintbrush, and buckwheats. In California, mountain bunchgrass is mostly found in the northern Sierra Nevada but grows in high-elevation #meadows across western North America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As you can see, these grasslands can co-occur with whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis), a threatened, high-elevation pine in decline due to pathogens like mountain pine beetles and non-native whitebark pine blister rust.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by Raphaela Floreani Buzbee, August 2018

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naturewithnora

People are always surprised to hear that Indian Paintbrushes (pictured here!) are parasitic on other plants - they are so colorful & friendly looking. They are able to survive without a host, but can grow bigger and faster with one. I am not sure which plant the pine wavy-leaved indian paintbrush (Castilleja applegatei ssp. pinetorum) parasitizes, though the name suggests pines. The Miwok people of California (who historically and still do live in the central Sierra Nevada mountains) would make a tea from the flowers. Be careful though - a tea made from the whole plant can induce vomiting. #CNPS #SierraNevada #SheExplores #OptOutside #Wildflower #NativePlants #Botany

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hannahandplants

California is home to some of the highest plant diversity in the world. California is the number one state for biodiversity and this is due the vast amount of landscapes, from the tallest mountain (Mount Whitney) in the U.S. all the way down to the lowest point in Death Valley. ~2,153 endemic plants represent over 1/3rd of our native taxa. Endemic plants are species that are found no where else in the world but in a specific county, habitat, or state. The combination of our Mediterranean climate and geologic and soil diversity creates a hotspot for biodiversity and creates special homes for many native plants. Unfortunately, it is estimated that California’s endemic plant species will experience a 80% decrease in size of their range in the next 100 years. Our native plants are being threatened by climate change and by the ignorance of politics. We need more people to speak up for our native flora and fight to keep California looking like California.

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hannahandplants

Tuctoria mucronata. Crampton’s Tuctoria. In the Poaceae family. CNPS Rare Plant Rank 1B.1.  Federally and state listed as Endangered. Tuctoria mucronata is endemic to vernal pools in Yolo and Solano county. This is a very rare grass that once was overcollected and has not been documented in the area I took this photograph since the 1970’s. Thanks to Carol Witham she has restored this population and has counted >100 Tuctoria mucronata in recent months. She studied and looked through UC Davis’s herbarium specimens and pulled viable seeds from our specimens to help bring back Tuctoria’s population. This may be a tough plant, growing straight out of clay rocks and persisting in the summer time heat, but like many of our California endemics faces hardships and the risk of extinction.

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catrionajburgess

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spencer.riffle

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Chaenactis nevadensis is one my favorite California native plants. This little alpine species is a relict from the ice ages, who’s current range is restricted to isolated pockets in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and Lassen National Park and surrounding higher peaks. Prehistorically, it’s range would have been much larger, being able to survive at lower elevations when the climate was colder. Alpine cushion plants that grow on bare rock are tough as nails. They face huge daily temperature swings, howling winds, frigid winter temperatures, and months beneath snow. Living on the tops of exposed mountains isn’t for the flimsy! #chaenactisnevadensis #chaenactis #cushionplant #alpineplants #alpineplant #alpine #cnps #californianativeplants #calflora #botanizing #botany #wildflower #lassennationalpark #nationalparks #iceagerelict

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theodorepayne

Examine, Identify, Collect, Thresh, Winnow, Sow at today's TPF SEEDLab for kids. Thanks CNPS, San Gabriel and Eaton Canyon Nature Center for having us! ❤️ lovecommunity #community #naturebasedlearning #placebasededucation #outdooreducation #canatives #mydayinla ❤️💚💙 #eatoncanyon #cnps #theodorepayne

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naturewithnora

It's hard for botanists to pick a favorite plant. I don't think I can narrow it down to a single plant, but I can narrow it down to one family - the monkeyflower family (Phrymaceae) 🐒🌼 Pictured is the common monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata / Mimulus guttatus) They are the most adorable and charismatic little critters! #CNPS #SheExplores #FindYourPark #Wildflowers #SierraNevada

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urieichhornchen

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hannahandplants

Throwback to Poppy Season!

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hannahandplants

Circaea alpina. Enchanter’s Nightshade. In the Onagraceae family. This delicate belle inhabits moist habitats and enchants forests from California all the way to Korea. Circaea is fond of shade and has an air of mystery about it. Legend has it that enchanter’s nightshade is a magical plant and was once used for witchcraft. Enchanter’s nightshade may not look so grand but its enchanting spirit can be felt throughout all stands of forests.

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hannahandplants

I’m born and raised in California I’m not going anywhere else.

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hannahandplants

East side is the best side

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CNPS staff took a day trip to stunning Abbotts Lagoon at Point Reyes National Seashore. We strolled through pastoral land, past freshwater wetlands, into coastal scrub, over sand dunes to the beach, and finally jumped into the sea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dune plants are adapted to shifting sands: they often have spreading roots which help stabilize the sand and their leaf litter adds organic matter to the soil for new plants to grow. Here we see coast buckwheat (Eriogonum latifolium), coastal sagewort (Artemisia pycnocephala), and coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis ssp pilularis) growing together in the dunes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See our highlighted Abbotts Lagoon insta story on our profile! Photos by Elizabeth Kubey, August ( #Fogust) 2018

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leafletsandpetals

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c2_green

California native buckwheat growing on the foggy coast at Big Sur #californianatives #californiabuckwheat #eriogonum #bigsur #Ilovenativeplants #cnps #californianativeplantssociety

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urieichhornchen

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theodorepayne

Join TPF Seed Program Manager, Genevieve Arnold and K12's Diana Sherwood for a seed workshop for kids this weekend at Eaton Canyon. Learn to identify, collect, and process native plant seed (as well as more things seedy), in this beautiful local canyon. Space still available. Age 7 and up. This Workshop is in conjunction with CNPS San Gabriel Chapter and Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates. #community #naturebasededucation #canatives #canativeplants #cnps #eatoncanyon #theodorepayne #parkinsoniaflorida seed

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coyotebrushstudios

Cobra lilies in the background and a cobra lily on my shirt! I hope to see all 35 of the plants that are featured on this shirt I designed for CNPS in the wild. (P.S. You can match me by snagging one of these shirts from store.cnps.org! Each plant represents one of the thirty-five different chapters across the state. The funds raised go to the amazing @californianativeplantsociety who continually work so hard to protect California’s native plants.) Also: Hello to everyone I haven’t met yet! 👋🏽I’m Tina, the artist, owner and photographer behind Coyote Brush Studios! So glad to meet you! #bogselfie #darlingtoniacalifornica #cobralily #cnps #californianativeplants

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spencer.riffle

Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora) - #humboldtcounty, #california ••• These are some really cool plants; they lack chlorophyll, which is the most widely used pigment in photosynthetic production of sugars. Indian pipe needs energy from some other source since it lacks chlorophyll, but it doesn’t tap into the roots of other plants like other plant parasites, it instead relies on fungi breaking down decomposing organic matter. Plants, fungi, and microorganisms that lives off of dead/decaying organic matter are known as saprophytes. Saprophytes can be broken into two general categories; Saprotrophs, which are usually fungi, and get their energy directly from breaking down dead/decaying organic matter. The other category of saprophytes are Myco-heterotrophs, which get their energy from the Saprotrophs. Indian pipes are of the later group. #themoreyouknow🌈 ••• #plant #flower #wildflower #ericaceae #cnps #californianativeplants #calflora #canon #macro #nofilter #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #explore #hiking #nationalpark #redwoodsnationalpark #redwoods #pnw #pacificnorthwest

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hannahandplants

California’s most revered state park is facing a battle with wildfire. This is a direct result of fire suppression and climate change. The Ferguson fire is burning in areas of Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa Pine) which is one of the most fire resistant conifers but fires follow a pattern. Nature always has a pattern. High severity fires like the Ferguson fire promotes a type conversion of forest to chaparral. We are loosing our forests. The successional change is inevitable. Fire is natural but due to human influence fire has become unnatural, untamable, and out of control. Every year California will have more fires, like the Carr, Mendocino, and Ferguson fire. Maybe some years better than others but this is a direct product of our fire suppression. Due to all those years to fire suppression we have created extremely dense, ladder fueled, forests. Its paradise for an Arsonist. My partner took all these gorgeous photos of Yosemite. It may be hard to believe but he goes to Yosemite far more than I do.

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giantcoreopsis

Keeping it real at Casa Apocalyptica. Enjoy our heat wave casualties: 1) A 10 year old manzanita bites it (Arctostaphylos bakeri ‘Louis Edmunds’). Granted it’s a Northern CA manzanita that was never super happy in LA but come on .. in garden conditions with coastal influence and a bit of extra water it didn’t need to fry right? 2,3) Artemisia californica ‘Canyon Grey’. This takes effort to kill but we managed it. Here it got too much run off water and succumbed to a pathogen ... summer dry plants are better at surviving summer drought than summer wetness. PS we lost the second one to drought though, so 🏆🏆! 4) A crispy 15+ foot Ceanothus arboreus ... good times! Once natives get drought weakened a bit of water can sometimes help and sometimes push them over the edge to root rot. 5) A dead Dr Hurd manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’). It actually died in last year’s heat wave but whatever. We left it in situ and set it on fire to give it an “apocalyptic “ touch. 6) Encelia californica... you gotta work to kill one of these. They grow out of hot crumbling granite on hillsides all over Southern CA. 7) And a dead desert mallow. This didn’t make it even though it’s from .... the desert. It wasn’t a hybrid or cultivar either — it was the straight wild species, which are normally tougher than their fancy designer cousins (Sphearalcea ambigua) #casaapocalyptica #cnps #theodorepayne #Keepcalookinglikeca #californianativeplants

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spencer.riffle

Western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) - #humboldtcounty, #california ••• Did you know that all plant with the Rhododendron genus are poisonous? I just learned that the California Poison Control System rages the genus as “major”, which means, “ Ingestion of these plants, especially in large amounts, is expected to cause serious effects to the heart, liver, kidneys or brain”! ••• One of the earliest records of positioning by rhododendron, according to a different poison control website is, “when Roman troops were allegedly poisoned with honey by the Heptakometes of Turkey. The Roman soldiers were reported to be confused and vomiting and subsequently defeated in battle after eating the honey. We now believe that they were given honey made from the nectar of the flowering plant Rhododendron luteum.” The honey is known as “mad honey”. #themoreyouknow🌈 ••• #ca #nature #plant #flower #wildflower #rhododendron #azalea #canon #macro #nofilter #instagood #photooftheday #instadaily #explore #hiking #pnw #pacificnorthwest #cnps #calflora

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giantcoreopsis

Late summer blooms. 1, 2) Malacothamnus fasciculatus 'Casitas' (large selection of our local chaparral mallow that grows around Lake Casitas in Ojai); 3) the lovely hallucinogenic night-blooming Datura wrightii (aka your standard roadside jimsonweed); 4) I don’t have an ID for this riparian purple flower (help) because a certain unnamed person never keeps the tags ...; 5) Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat (Eriogonum arboreacens), our last buckwheat to bloom of the season; 6) straggler blooms on the coastal version of the CA poppy (Eschscholzia californica var maritima); 7) hummingbirds go nuts on these tall CA fuchsias (Epilobium canum “Catalina”); 8) a nice pink desert mallow from J. Shields’ garden (Sphaeralcea ambigua) — they are normally orange; 9) Creek monkeyflower can still bloom because it’s growing in water (Erythranthe guttatus); 10) a lousy unfocused picture of one of my favorites, Calochortus fimbriatus. #Keepcalookinglikeca #cnps #californianativeplants #casaapocalyptica #theodorepayne

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hannahandplants

The Asterales (Examples: Asteraceae, Campanulaceae) order has a very interesting pollination method “plunger pollination”. This is when the stamens (male reproductive parts) are partly of fully connate (fused) around the style and isn’t fully mature in height. The anther sheds pollen into the staminal tube, all before the stigma (female reproductive parts) unfolds. The plant senses the pollen shedding and the style begins to elongate into its mature height. The non-receptive stigma pushes out the pollen from the staminal tube. After all of this, The stigma is finally receptive and waits for outcross pollen at the end of its receptive period. The style then curls down to self pollinate with its pollen covered trichomes. What a genius way to ensure seed.

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_plensa

Sequoia sempervirens. Leafs from the tallest tree in the world. A very unique species that creates its own watering system just by using fog and the underside of their leaves. •••• #sequoiasempervirens #keepcalookinglikeca #californianativeplant #cnps #botany #plants #plantlover #leaf #redwood #tallesttree #plantcommunity #horticulture #plensaplant #naturephotography #naturephotograph

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naturewithnora

Every rose (or poppy) has its thorns! 🗡️🍳 This stabby fried egg-looking beauty is a prickly poppy (Argemone munita - ‘munita’ is Latin for armed). Prickly poppies are found throughout Western North America, but never in great numbers. I spied this one as I was driving along Horseshoe Meadow Road in the Inyo National Forest. Prickly poppies are both stabby and poisonous (all parts!), and they have some very wonderful and gross yellow sap. The Kawaiisu people, who historically lived in the greater Tehachapi/Jawbone Canyon/Death Valley area, used the mashed seeds as a burn salve. #SierraNevada #CNPS #NativePlants #Wildflower #NationalForest #OptOutside

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hannahandplants

Perfection.

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Found a nice variety of rare plants yesterday while hiking on Mount Shasta. These are all listed as rare species by California Native Plant Society and are as follows and in order: 1. Campanula wilkinsiana (Wilkin’s harebell) 1B.2 2. Silene suksdorfii (cascade alpine catchfly) 2B.3 3. Erigeron nivalis (northern daisy) 2B.3 4. Hulsea nana (dwarf alpinegold) 2B.3 5. Eriogonum pyrolifolium (Shasta buckwheat) 2B.3 6. Arnica viscosa (Mount Shasta arnica) 4.3 The ranking system for native plants in California is as follows (and this is straight from the CNPS website): 1B: Plants rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere 2B: Plants rare, threatened, or endangered in California but more common elsewhere 3: Review List: Plants about which more information is needed 4: Watch List: Plants of limited distribution *1A denotes extinct species and 2A denotes species extirpated from California. Each rank is then subdivided into threat ranks. For example in 2B.3 the .3 is the threat rank. 0.1-Seriously threatened in California (over 80% of occurrences threatened / high degree and immediacy of threat) 0.2-Moderately threatened in California (20-80% occurrences threatened / moderate degree and immediacy of threat) 0.3-Not very threatened in California (less than 20% of occurrences threatened / low degree and immediacy of threat or no current threats known) The rating system can seem complicated, but it provides very useful information on the status of rare native plants. The plants I’m in love with! #cnps #californianativeplants #californianativeplantsociety #rareplants #campanulawilkinsiana #silenesuksdorfii #erigeronnivalis #hulseanana #eriogonumpyrolifolium #arnicaviscosa #mountshasta #shasta

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hannahandplants

Pedicularis attollens. Little Elephant’s Head. In the Orbanchaceae family. Do you see the little elephant heads? This is Pedicularis groenlandica’s little sister. As cute as you are Pedicularis your ecology and habitat tells us that you’re one tough wildflower. This species loves moist mountainous habitats and is no stranger to high elevation. The elephant-like nose is part of the two lipped corolla and mimics an elephant, in fact its cuter than any elephant I know.

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hannahandplants

Silene menziesii. Menzie’s Campion. In the Caryophyllaceae family. Oh you’re the grunt of Silene and there is nothing wrong that because your tiny size makes you so much more cuter. Silene menziesii is dioecious meaning it comes from two households so the female and male parts are on two separate flowers. This promotes outcrossing and often results in the expression of recessive deleterious mutations present in populations (doi:10.1038/nrg2664). Its actually really hard to tell on this Silene who are the females and males because they look the same. The father of taxonomy Linneanus  named the genus Silene and the name is believed to originate from “Silenus”, the intoxicated foster father of the Greek god Bacchus (God of wine) who is described as being covered with foam, alluding to the viscid secretion seen in many Silene species.

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sheriff_woody_pct

I can’t describe the elation of coming up on a plant you had no idea existed. When I saw this Claytonia growing in the alpine fell fields of Lassen National Park I hooted and freaked out. I knew it was something special. It’s Claytonia nevadensis, the Sierra spring beauty. It’s big, succulent leaves and habit of growing in steep, wet scree was very unique. But what is really unique is that this population is extremely disjunct from its main occurrences in the Sierra Nevada, over 150 miles as the crow flies. What gets me even more is that this plant hasn’t been documented in Shasta county for 83 years when another botanist first found the extremely disjunct plants in 1935. The populations I found were a few miles away from this initial collection and so represent a new occurrence of the plant, and only the second documentation of Claytonia nevadansis in Shasta county ever. Ahhhhh! Botany high! #claytonianevadensis #claytonia #springbeauty #sierraspringbeauty #montiaceae #disjunct #disjunctspecies #iceagerelict #relictspecies #botanize #cnps #californianativeplants #californianativeplantsociety #calflora #nerdingout

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hannahandplants

Eleocharis acicularis. Needle Spikerush. In the Cyperaceae family. This is one of the CUTEST Cyperaceae members. Its quite widespread and can be found all throughout the U.S. Its quite tiny and you definitely need to keep your eyes open to spot this little cutie. Eleocharis acicularis is a popular aquatic plant and some even add it into their aquascapes. This cutie is here to stay. Its wide range makes it accessible for others plant lovers to enjoy.

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hannahandplants

Lilium parvum (Sierra lily) is a wonderful California native that is under appreciated. Maybe because its not as showy and robust as other Lilies but that does not make this lily any less special. Sierra lily is common throughout the Sierra Nevada and loves to hang out in moist environments. Next time you see Sierra lily make sure you give it some love. If you just stop for a minute and admire a plant you will get to know it better and build a friendship.

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californianativeplantsociety

A tall drought-tolerant plant, the Utah agave (Agave utahensis) has a couple of subspecies like this rare ivory-spined agave. You’ll find it growing off of limestone in the Mojave Desert. After a beautiful bloom, the main plant dies but clonal pups will live on! Photo of rare ivory-spined agave (Agave utahensis var. eborispina), 1B.3  by Jeremy Spath

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paintedcave.apothecary

One of those magical superbloom 2017 days🌙 #superbloom #wildflowers #canative #nativeplants #cnps #plantmedicine

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_plensa

Escholzia californica. It’s very surprising how European bees don’t avoid poppies it seems as if they coevolved. This shows how animals will find a way even if they didn’t evolve with the same native plants. Being that the bee is from Europe and the flower native to California. •••• #escholziacalifornica #keepcalookinglikeca #californianativeplant #bee #cnps #botany #plantlovercommunity #naturephotography #plantsofinstagram #plensaplant #orange #plantlovers #plant #flower #poppy #poppyflower #pollinator

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hannahandplants

Peek a boo! Lupines peeking through Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)

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lagardens

It’s so easy to focus on Palo Verde’s architectural frame and ability to power through drought. Still, like most Angelenos, his beauty is more than skin deep. He protects his community. . . . #Repost @californianativeplantsociety ・・・ Microphyll woodlands support 90% of birdlife while occurring on just 5 percent of the Sonoran Desert. Some microphyll woodlands include trees which are hundreds of years old. Loss of microphyll woodlands impacts #desert wildlife that rely on these #woodlands for food, water, and shelter. Given the woodlands importance, minimization of impact must be prioritized. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join and support CNPS in protecting this unique habitat at cnps.org/desert ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo of palo verde (Parkinsonia florida) by #CNPS . . . #lasidewalks #trees #streettrees #bloomingtrees #paloverde #paloverdetree #californianativeplants #wild #wildlife #birdgarden #plantthis

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hannahandplants

Gentiana calycosa. Mountain Bog Gentian. In the Gentianaceae family. A true beauty queen. The deep purple, perfect speckles, and marbled corolla make this Gentian one of the most beautiful in California. This gentian is known for its beauty and is one heck of a stunner. Like many beauty queens, this beauty killer is poisonous and you can take that as a warning that this gentian does not want anyone disturbing its lair. Only a beautiful wildflower could get away with murder and not be convicted. Gentian, you blind us all with your beauty.

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sheriff_woody_pct

Drosera rotundifolia growing in an open, wet meadow in Lassen County, CA. I’ve seen this glistening little sundew in California, West Virginia, South Carolina and New Hampshire, it’s a plant that gets around, though it stumps me how it does it. It has tiny little seeds that can blow around a bit, but it also has a very specific habitat of wet, mossy bogs and meadow with little competition from other plants. Surely it had a more extensive range at one point, probably during the ice ages, as this plant likes it cooler and it has a circumboreal distribution, meaning it grows throughout the northern hemisphere and can be found growing wild in the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, much of Europe, Iceland, Greenland and very strangely, New Guinea. It, like all sundews, is insectivorous. It traps insects in the sticky, blob tipped hairs on the leaves and then digests them with enzymes, absorbing nutrients like nitrogen from their bodies. It still photosynthesizes it’s own food using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide like most plants but in the wet, boggy conditions which allow it to grow competition free, nitrogen and other nutrients are hard to come by, hence the evolution of insectivory for nutrient acquisition! #droserarotundifolia #drosera #roundleafsundew #sundew #sundewplant #botany #carnivorousplants #carnivorousplant #circumboreal #circumborealspecies #bog #meadow #bogspecies #cnps #californianativeplants

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naturewithnora

As the name suggests, stream orchid (Epipactis gigantea) is found along streams, seeps, and other wet places from 2800 ft / 850 m - 8000 ft / 2400 m. It has a wide range and is considered to be neither endangered nor rare, but within its range it is rare because of its specific habitat #CNPS #OptOutside #SierraNevada #FindYourPark #Orchid #Wilderness #Botany

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dondebucear

📌La Galera es una de las inmersiones mas polivalentes que puedes encontrar en la 🌍Reserva Marina del Cap de Creus. Protegida de la Tramuntana te permitirá disfrutarar de muchas especies de opistobranquios así como enormes gorgonias moradas. La profundidad del recorrido habitual se sitúa entre los 15m y 25m, apta para todos. La brújula dirección Norte te ayudará a encontrar una pequeña formación aislada donde están estas gorgonias. No dudes en preguntar a ✔️Submarinisme Cnps son geniales, si quieres bucear en el Cap de Creus no lo dudes en salir con ellos. @submarinismecnps . . . #dondebucear #cnps #portdelaselva #capdecreus #costabrava #buceo #underwater #underwaterphotography #uwphoto #uwphotography #bg_underwatres #natura #diving #scubaphoto #catalunya_natura #submarinismo #peces #uwpics #dive #scubapro #uw #uwlife #descobreixcatalunya #nature_perfection

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nelruzam

Pink Honeysuckle, Lonicera hispidula

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spencer.riffle

California pitcher plant (Darlingtonia californica) - #TrinityCounty, #California ••• This grouping of plants was found in a very dry place, kinda cool. ••• #nature #plant #flower #wildflowers #canon #macro #nofilter #instagood #photooftheday #photography #explore #hiking #beautiful #amazing #bokeh #minimalism #cnps #calflora #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pitcherplant #darlingtonia #humboldt

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sheriff_woody_pct

Throw back to an alpine spring beauty (Claytonia megarhiza) cuddled up to an alpine primrose (Primula angustifolia) on top of an alpine peak in Colorado on the Continental Divide Trail. This Claytonia species is common on high mountains in the Rockies, but is very uncommon in California. Occurring in isolated populations mostly in the high Sierra and the Warner mountains of Modoc county. #claytoniamegarhiza #claytonia #alpinespringbeauty #alpineplants #alpinewildflowers #montiaceae #californianativeplants #cnps #cdt1017 #continentaldividetrail #coloradowildflowers #natureupclose #flowers #cushionplants #botanynerd #botany

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hannahandplants

California native plants are BAD ASS. [1] California native plants resist! They can handle nasty car smoke and icky air quality. I would like some road side assistance from California natives. [2] Dudleya cymosa (Canyon Dudleya) can grow out of rocky places, can you? [3] California natives can grow out of volcanic rocks. Even though they appear delicate and fragile California natives are mighty strong! [4] Eriogonum umbellatum var. nevadense (Sulphur Buckwheat) growing straight out of granite. A bad ass Eriogonum. [5] Navarretia rosulata (Marin county Navarretia) CNPS Rare Plant Rank 1B.2. growing straight out of serpentine cracks and rocks. This native is no stranger to the ultramafic lifestyle and can handle high amounts of heavy metals, can you? [6] Sequoia sempervirens (Coastal redwood) relies on fog drip in the summer and gets up to 50% of its moisture directly through fog. Could you survive alone on fog?

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hannahandplants

Juncus phaeocephalus. Brown Headed Rush. In the Juncaceae family. Thanks for dangling your amazing stigmas Juncus, they are lookers for sure. This show stopping Juncus may not appear harmful but studies from the California Department of Food and Agriculture found this sucker can have up to 30 ppm (parts per million) of hydrocyanic acid. Two young cows were found dead due to consumption of J. phaeocephalus. Its always the quiet and small ones you gotta look out for….

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oaktownnursery

Guess who’s open this Sunday??? US, that’s who! Oaktown is excited to announce we are now open on SUNDAYS - join us for our kick-off this Sunday, Aug 5th We are NOW open 10 - 5 Thursday - Sunday Come on over and bring your friends! . . . #californianativeplants #cnps #sundayfunday #berkeley #botany #plants #bloom #flowers #summer #buylocal #pollinators #eastbay

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kangsunkim

오늘 만화 느낌나게 작업해본 이정은6, 김혜선2, 장은수선수 요걸 어떻게 표현할까 고민중... #KLPGA #방학이끝나가는군 #이정은6 #김혜선2 #장은수 #SBSGOLF #CNPS #다음주더덥겠지

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flowers_inher_hair

42/100 Adorable alpine Epilobium obcordatum from the high rocky outcrops of the South Warner Wilderness. Love this tiny (about 2-3” tall) beauty! . #100daysofpenandplant #epilobium #epilobiumobcordatum #cutealpineflowers #botanicalillustration #stabilopens #sketchoftheday #californiawildflowers #modocnationalforest #californianativeplants #cnps

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spencer.riffle

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sheriff_woody_pct

Chamaebatiaria millefolium is a really weird member of the Roseaceae family. It’s monotypic, meaning it’s the only species in its genus. It looks remarkably similar to Chamaebatia foliosa, commonly called mountain misery (pictured in the last photo), which grows in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Convergent evolution has led both of these similarly named and looking shrubs to similarly shaped leaves and flowers independently, but they’re not closely related. In fact, Chamaebatiaria millefolium’s closest living relative is another monotypic and endangered plant called Spiraeanthus schrenkianus which is only found in Kazakhstan. Nature is so damn cool. #chamaebatiariamillefolium #chamaebatiaria #fernbush #rosefamily #roseaceae #monotypicgenus #monotypic #convergentevolution #chamaebatiafoliolosa #californianativeplants #calflora #cnps #coolplants

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yellow_girl.02

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hannahandplants

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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hannahandplants

Dichelostemma multiflorum. Wild Hyacinth. In the Themidaceae family. A overlooked Dichelostemma member. This species has a corm that was utilized by natives and cooked like potatoes. Kat Anderson found that harvesting at 100% intensity, through digging up all plants and corms, and without replanting cormlets at the seed stage, significantly reduces numbers of corms and cormlets. These plants need to be digged up and replanted. These are the five major types of indigenous management that were conducted to ensure future bulb and comb production: (1) conscious replanting of cormlets; (2) sparing whole plants; (3) harvesting after plants have gone to seed; (4) burning areas; and (5) irrigation. Archeologist found a huge roasting oven in the Santa Cruz islands with large numbers of blue dick corms (Anderson, 1999). We would of never gained this type of insight without indigenous people. Dichelostemma species should be remembered as a native people’s plant and we can learn a lot from their ways.

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hannahandplants

I think if you talk about California native plants without any remarks about native people and their traditional practices its really a slap in the face to California’s first nations. I don’t want to bring up politics but you know who was really here first? The plants. The animals. The mountains. The rivers. Indigenous people cared for all living things with great love. California natives worked with Nature and I mean really worked alongside with her. From planting acorns, from gathering thousands of seeds, from creating mass gardens of tule grass for basketry, native people were California’s first naturalists and botanists.

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