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Any help you guys would have for either specimen shown would be useful! I was thinking the one on the left looks like part of the Buckwheat/ Eriogonum family, but the hairiness is throwing me off. It was found in the San Jacinto mountains of California along a sesonally flooded stream bed (in early September, during a dry period) at about 5,000 feet. The fern-like plant was found at a lower elevation, also in the San Jacintos. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome! Both of these plants have neat names and cool looking too!

    September 23rd, 2015 at 7:48pm

  • Amanda Registered says:

    Thank you- I’m with you on the bristly bird’s beak. The bird’s foot fern ID works for me too because 1) it’s thematic and 2)it’s gotta be close.

    September 20th, 2015 at 11:59am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Without the whole plants and their leaves, plus these images are not clear enough to be certain . I am taking a stab and wildly guessing only. 1- Maybe Bristly bird’s beak (Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus)? 2- Maybe in the Pallaea genus. This might be Pellaea mucronata; Bird’s-foot Fern aka Birdfoot Cliffbrake.

    September 20th, 2015 at 10:16am

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