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Wildflowers of White Wolf: Species List - July 15, 2012

July 26, 2012 Posted by: AH - Mather District Interpretive Ranger

Species List July 15, 2012
    
Species (by family) seen blooming on July 15 along the trail from White Wolf to Lukens Lake:

If you're in the White Wolf area and see a flower in bloom along the trail that we don't have listed, we would love to have your help in keeping our list as complete as possible. A great way to let us know of your find is to talk to a White Wolf ranger at one of our free ranger-guided programs listed in the Yosemite Guide newspaper. If you're able to take a picture and/or describe where you saw it, that is always helpful.

Aster Family
Sierra Butterweed (Senecio scorzonella)
Single-stemmed Groundsel (Senecio integerrimus)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Arrowleafed Groundsel  (Senecio triangularis)
Pussy Toes (Antennaria sp.)
Subalpine Hawkweed (Hieracium gracile)
Raillardella (Raillardella scaposa)
Western Mountain Aster (Aster occidentalis)   

Borage Family
Mertensia ciliate (Mountain Bluebells)

Buckwheat Family
Bistort (Polygonum bistortoides)

Buttercup Family
Fendler's Meadow-rue (Thalictrum fendleri)
Small Larkspur (Delphinium depauperatum)
Giant Mountain Larkspur (Delphinium glaucum)
Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum)
Few-flowered Meadow-rue (Thalictrum sparsiflorum)
Crimson Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Carrot Family
Grays Lovage (Ligusticum grayi)
Parish's Yampah (Perideridia parishii)

Evening Primrose Family
Gayophytum (Gayophytum sp.)
Willow Herb (Epilobium sp.)

Geranium Family
Richardson's Geranium (Geranium Richardsonii)   

Heath Family
One-sided Wintergreen (Orthilia secunda)

Honeysuckle Family
Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)

Lily Family
False Hellebore (Corn Lily) (Veratrum californicum)
Sub-alpine Mariposa Lily (Calochortus leichtlinii)
Golden Brodiaea (Pretty Face) (Triteleia ixioides)

Mustard Family
Mountain Jewel Flower (Streptanthus tortuosus)

Orchid Family
Green Rein Orchid (Platanthera sparsiflora)

Pea Family
Brewers Lupine (Lupinus breweri)
Carpet Clover (Trifolium monanthum)
Large-leaved Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
Lyall's Lupine (Lupinus Lepidus)
Bolander's Locoweed (Astragalus bolanderi)

Phlox Family

Jacob's Ladder (Low Polemonium) (Polemonium californicum)

Primrose Family
Jeffrey Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi)

Purslane Family
Pussy  Paws (Calyptridium umbellatum)

Rose Family
Dusky Horkelia (Horkelia fusca)
Drummond's Cinquefoil (Potentilla drummondii)
Sibbaldia (Sibadia procumbens)

Saxifrage Family

Bishop's Cap (Mitella breweri)

Snapdragon Family
Alpine Speedwell (Veronica wormskjoldii)
Primrose Monkey Flower (Mimulus primuloides)
Little Elephant's Head (Pedicularis attollens)
Elephant's Head (Pedicularis groenlandica)
Torrey's Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia torreyi)
Great Red Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

Waterleaf Family
Phacelia (Phacelia sp.)

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