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Hwy 243 Banning To Idyllwild (Riverside County) Part I
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Polemoniaceae: Eriastrum densifolium (Wooly Stars)

Asteraceae: Malacothrix saxatilis (Malacothrix)

Asteraceae: Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii

Asteraceae: Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus (Leafy Daisy)

Order Hymenoptera, Family Formicidae: Pogonomyrmex? (Harvester Ant)

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Onagraceae: Clarkia dudleyana

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Crassulaceae: Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides

Ranunculaceae: Delphinium parryi (Larkspur)

Polemoniaceae: Collomia grandiflora (Collomia)

Polemoniaceae: Gilia spendens (Splendid Gilia)

Boraginaceae: Cryptantha intermedia (White Forget-Me-Not)

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Asteraceae: Hulsea heterochroma (Hulsea) A Striking Composite!

Alismataceae: Water-Plantain Family

Lake Fulmor.

I originally identified this plant as Alisma gramineum, a species not known from southern California; however, Alismataceae authority Robert R. Haynes has identified it as Sagittaria platyphylla, an eastern U.S. species .

Lemnaceae (Araceae): Lemna turionifera (Turion Duckweed)

Dominant duckweed (Lemna turionifera) in Lake Fulmor along Hwy 243 (Riverside Co., California). The midline row of minute papules on dorsal surface also rules out the perplexing nongibbous L. gibba.

Order Hymenoptera, Family Formicidae: Liometopum occidentale (Velvety Tree Ant)

These aggressive, biting ants give off a pungent odor if disturbed.

Ericaceae: Sarcodes sanguinea (Snow Plant)

Fabaceae: Lupinus latifolius var. parishii (Stream Lupine)

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