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Need help with wildflower ID

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:26 pm

We had a wonderful trip in Yosemite in mid July. I've finally gone through 500 photos and need help identifying some wildflowers. Any experts out there ?

Pic one. I'm pretty sure this is indian paintbrush but would like validation.
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Pic two
We saw these everywhere, usually around rock outcropings
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Pic three
We found these in a bog along Glacier Point Road
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Pic four
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Pic five
Found on the trail from May Lake to Mt. Hoffman (nope, didn't make it to the top)
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Pic Five
Delicate flower in TM
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Pic six
OK, maybe not a flower, but interesting none the less
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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby hikerduane » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:50 am

1. Yes
2 Looks like Heather? but can't tell from the foliage. Found around alpline lakes.
3. Tall plants are Corn lily, flowers blooming look like Shooting Stars.

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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:35 am

2. I would guess heather also
3. showy penstemon? Phacelia? Hard to tell without zooming in
5. (delicate) larkspur
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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby oldranger » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:57 pm

1. correct
2. I have no sense of scale to hazzard a guess
3. Looks like jeffry shooting stars to me
4. Goldenrod?
5. phlox (but specifically what kind is beyond me)
2nd #5. ???:?
6. Grasses other than Idaho fescue are way beyond me

I'm sure Tehipite Tom can set us all straight!

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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby SSSdave » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:03 pm

All quite common wildflowers,

Castilleja miniata, great red paintbrush
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_ ... ,7206,7247

Phyllodoce breweri,red heather
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_ ... ,3586,3587

Dodecatheon alpinum, Alpine Shooting Star
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_ ... ,6403,6404

? know the name, just escapes me at this moment, Asteraceae family

Phlox diffusa, Spreading Phlox
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_ ... ,5899,5904

Delphinium polycladon, Mountain Marsh Larkspur
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_ ... polycladon
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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:06 pm

Thanks everyone !!
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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby SSSdave » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:55 pm

Once back home, your overexposed yellow flowers took less than a minute to find in one of my flower books, railardella scaposa, greenleaf railardella.
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Re: Need help with wildflower ID

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:21 am

Thanks, Dave
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