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Wildflowers of White Wolf: Species List - July 23, 2012

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

Species List July 23, 2012

Species (by family) seen blooming on July 23 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)
Subalpine Hawkweed (Hieracium gracile)
Raillardella (Raillardella scaposa)

Borage Family
Mertensia ciliate (Mountain Bluebells)

Buckwheat Family
Bistort (Polygonum bistortoides)
Nude Buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum)

Buttercup Family
Small Larkspur (Delphinium depauperatum)
Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum)
Crimson Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)

Carrot Family
Grays Lovage (Ligusticum grayi)
Parish's Yampah (Perideridia parishii)
Cow-Parsnip  (Heracleum lanatum)
    
Evening Primrose Family
Willow Herb (Epilobium sp.)
Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

Geranium Family
Richardson's Geranium (Geranium Richardsonii)

Heath Family
One-sided Wintergreen (Orthilia secunda)

Lily Family
False Hellebore (Corn Lily) (Veratrum californicum)
Sub-alpine Mariposa Lily (Calochortus leichtlinii)
Alpine Lily (Lilium parvum)

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

Pink Family
Mountain Campion (Silene bernardina)    

Primrose Family
Jeffrey Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi)

Purslane Family
Pussy Paws (Calyptridium umbellatum)

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

Snapdragon Family
Primrose Monkey Flower (Mimulus primuloides)
Little Elephant's Head (Pedicularis attollens)
Elephant's Head (Pedicularis groenlandica)
Great Red Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)
Sierra Penstemon (Penstemon heterodoxus)    

Waterleaf Family
Phacelia (Phacelia sp.)

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