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Re: Flower identity?

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avatar Flower identity?
July 06, 2010 05:09PM
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July 06, 2010 06:58PM
Shooting star
avatar Re: Flower identity?
July 06, 2010 07:31PM
I'd say a padre's shooting star. Dodecatheon clevelandii, but they're usually at 2500 feet or lower. Hmmm......

see: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2753

Oh, by the way..... long ago a botanist told me the shooting stars pointing upwards have been fertilized. The ones pointing down have not.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2010 07:32PM by Dave.
avatar Re: Flower identity?
July 06, 2010 07:35PM
This one was at close to 10,000' so Dodecatheon clevelandii is probably not it.
avatar Re: Flower identity?
July 06, 2010 07:37PM
Perhaps Dodecatheon alpinum?
avatar Re: Flower identity?
July 06, 2010 07:47PM
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eeek
Perhaps Dodecatheon alpinum?
the color is all wrong. The ones in the picture are too light. The alpinum is much darker. Maybe the flower forgot to go by the book.
Re: Flower identity?
July 06, 2010 10:18PM
Jeffrey Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi)? From the Laws Field Guide of the Sierra Nevada, "very common in wet areas 2K to 10K".
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July 07, 2010 07:23PM
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KenS
Jeffrey Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi)? From the Laws Field Guide of the Sierra Nevada, "very common in wet areas 2K to 10K".
Sounds good to me. You win a free pass to the Upper Yosemite Falls Trail.
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