Thursday, June 15, 2017

Breakfast with a Botanist

Friends of the Inyo sponsored a morning's walk with botany expert and all around fun guy Dr. Steve.  When we read that we signed up.

Our fearless leader Steve.  Photo courtesy of Cathy Cannon
Our group. Photo courtesy of Cathy Cannon

We started with breakfast at the Eastside Bakeshop near McGee Creek and then headed out to see some flowers.  Steve McLaughlin spent many years as a botany professor and he knows his stuff.  His lectures are also much more entertaining than anything in the engineering field.

Now you get to see some of the flowers we had.  I've labeled them.  Hopefully I'll get a passing grade.

Painbrush, Castilleja angustifolia

Hawksbeard, Crepis acuminata, intermedia, occidentalis

Chocolate drops, Caulanthus pilosus

Pale Dandelion, Agoseris glauca

Desert peach, Prunus andersonii

Western sweet-cicely, Osmorhiza occidentalis
Timberline phacelia, Phacelia hastata
Tobacco brush, Ceanothus velutinus
Wax current, Ribes cereum

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