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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
4:51 am
Lady's Slippers, Boreal Style!
From Island Pond, Vermont:

Pink Lady's Slippers come in a white variety that never fades to pink in northern forests. I have found no infromation on this in any of my numerous field guides, books and biology papers.

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
5:15 pm
Peak season for desert wildflowers is just around the corner. Gail Sevrens, state park district services manager for the Colorado Desert District, which includes Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California, says this is a good year to catch some more elusive species in Anza-Borrego.
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
2:10 pm
Hi all, I'm new.
And I'm also an avid amateur wildflower photographer / bushwalker in Perth, Western Australia. My primary haunts are Koondoola bushland and soon to be Ellenbrook.

Anyway, here's some offerings under the cut! All of these were photographed in the wild, and they're all (unless otherwise indicated) natives. Some of the photos I take are of feral or introduced plants though (that have spread to the bushland).

A bunch under the cut.Collapse )
Monday, December 1st, 2008
2:11 pm
California poppy against serpentine
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
12:43 am
Weatern Australian wildflowers
Hi, I took these on the 10 Sept, less than 100m from my driveway, first time I saw it there. Scientific - Kennedia Prostrata, common - Running Postman. A vining ground cover found in most Australian states.

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
2:09 pm
Saxifrage at Trinity Lake
I did not take this. It's from the Houghton Mars Project on Devon Island in Canada, in the far far north.
Friday, May 30th, 2008
2:26 pm
From sustainablog:
My boyfriend Aaron and I have been dating for about 3 years now! Since we met in college, and college students are notably poor, we relied heavily on cheap dates that were within walking distance of campus. The good thing about these sorts of dates is that they are also often very eco-friendly!
First, for the guys, surprise your belle with a bouquet of hand-picked wildflowers. By doing so you are avoiding all of the plastic packaging and chemicals used to keep store-bought flowers alive. Also, a good majority of women are so impressed that you would take the time to pick flowers for them that you will score major brownie points in the ‘being a really sweet guy’ field!

My comment is "awaiting moderation," but I said:
Handpicked wildflowers are sustainable when picked from a place that someone has planted, and continues to plant them, e.g. my garden. Picking them in the wild damages their reproductive capabilities (you’re picking off their sex organs prior to seed creation) and is illegal in many places, including California.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
10:47 am
Some flora photo's I took in Austrian farmland last week. I took more at the weekend which I'll put up as & when they get uploaded. Hope you enjoy!

More photos under cutCollapse )
Monday, March 31st, 2008
12:58 pm
Redwood violet
Viola sempervirens
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, along the Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt County, California
March 29, 2008

Redwood violet
Monday, November 12th, 2007
4:19 pm
from my email:

A New Calflora Feature: What Grows Here?

November 8, 2007

Dear Friend of Calflora,

After over a year of planning and work, Calflora is delighted to announce a new feature: What Grows Here?
The goal of What Grows Here? is to make it as easy and intuitive to find a list of plants that grow in an area ("Here"), as it has always been to find areas where a plant grows.

It's easy to start here and define "here" as a:

* Town
* Zip Code
* County
* Watershed (Using the CalWater watersheds)
* Park
* Named Location (from a huge databse of place names)
* Quad (7.5-minute USGS map name or number)

You can read more about all of these options on the WHG? Overview page.

Or just skip directly to the WGH? page to pick a spot on a map (it helps if you click "I will pick a location on a map" on this page and specify a county first).

Once you're on the map page, you can zoom in and out, switch from feature to feature (use the pop-up above the left of the map to switch, for example, from watersheds to zip codes or quads), drag the map's center star to move the map, hover your mouse over a region on the map to view its name in a tool-tip, and so on.

Then when you've got "here" in the map, click the "Find Plants" button at the lower left of the map to view an illustrated table of the plants Calflora's data contributers have records for, for the area shown on the map (or click "within selected quad/watershed/zip code/etc." to restrict the list to just the region selected in the list). As an example, here's the result of a query for native perennials found in the Lower Russian River watershed (Sonoma County), with photographs.

The full breadth of the Calflora you're already familiar with is available to you by clicking information in the table of results or on the colored observation dots on the map.

That this is a brand new feature! We need your help to identify ways to make it work better for you. Please report any bugs, tell us how to make the service work better, or suggest new kinds of ways to define "here." We want to hear from you.

Remember that Calflora's two-part mission is to:

* Assemble the broadest possible collection of information about California's wild plants
* Make the collection accessible to the widest possible audience

In an effort to make Calflora's library of plant information more available, we've been making it easier to get to Calflora resources without having to log in, and have seen an explosion in use: We've averaged over 30,000 page views a day in the past few months! The inevitable drop in registration means we are more dependent than ever on your generosity to keep Calflora alive and flourishing. Please consider making a donation to Calflora: The Calflora Donation Page makes it easy to help, using a credit card, PayPal, or by check.

The WGH? project was funded by the generosity of the JiJi Foundation, the San Francisco Estuary Foundation, a major anonymous donor, and the support of professional subscribers and donors. Please join us in thanking these great folks for making WGH? possible.


The Calflora Volunteers
email: news@calflora.org
web: http://www.calflora.org
Monday, August 20th, 2007
4:19 am
stock 100 icon challenge
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come ad join :)

In a 100 icon challenge, participants create 100 icons of that subject to show their devotion to it.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
3:43 pm
Saturday, July 7th, 2007
1:30 pm
New flower icon community and flower icon contest
There are new flower communities:

one where you can post flower icons:
floweric floweric floweric

and then a flower icon contest:
flower_icontest flower_icontest flower_icontest

come and join :)
Thursday, June 7th, 2007
3:50 pm
What is this?
Near Hardy Pond, Waltham (west of Boston), Mass.

Ladyslipper 1652
Middlesex Fells Reservation, north of Boston

The blue flower on top might be a gone-wild domestic flower, but I haven't seen it before, and am not familiar with New England flowers.
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
8:03 am
There's a lupine extravaganza in Redwood National Park right now. Lookie: http://rantingranger.livejournal.com/25013.html
Friday, May 4th, 2007
8:47 pm
badby wood 28042007-108

Lady's Smock - Cardamine pratensis
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
12:12 am
Lesser Celandine
Daventry Park 08042007-14
Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria

( Larger Image in Journal )
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
12:19 pm
European flowers
Does anyone know a decent wild flowers field guide that covers Austria? All the ones I can find in the UK bookstores don't go that far East.

Thursday, March 29th, 2007
7:55 pm

taken at The Toronto Zoo.
Monday, March 26th, 2007
7:36 am
You folks might want to participate in the Blogger Bioblitz.
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