Yosemite

The supercourse took a brief break from designing and implementing studies to spend 3  days at the UC Merced run Yosemite Field Station in Wawona. I went on a couple glorious hikes to amazing waterfalls. I’d never been to the Sierras this early in the spring before, and I would highly recommend it. Apologies, but once again I’m skipping the natural history and just posting some flower pictures. Let’s go alphabetical this time.

Allium obtusum (Red Sierra Onion, Alliaceae)

Allium_obtusum

 

Boechera arcuata (Arching Rockcress, Brassicaceae)

Boechera_arcuata

 

Cynoglossum occidentale (Western Houndstongue, Boraginaceae)

Cynoglossum_occidentale

 

Fritillaria micrantha (Brown Bells, Liliaceae)

Fritillaria_micrantha

 

Garrya fremontii (Bearbrush, Garryaceae) with Yosemite Falls in the background.

Garrya_fremontii

 

Hemizonella minima (Opposite-leafed Tarweed, Asteraceae). Yay tiny plants!

Hemizonella_minima

 

Lupinus stiversii (Harlequin Lupine, Fabaceae). This is my favorite lupine.

Lupinus_stiversii

Phacelia vallicola (Mariposa Phacelia, Boraginaceae)

Phacelia_vallicola

 

Ranunculus hystriculus (Waterfall False Buttercup, Ranunculaceae)

Ranunculus_hystriculus

 

Ribes roezlii (Sierra Gooseberry, Grossulariaceae)

Ribes_roezlii

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