Latest update log
After 1 March 2003, updates to plant guides for the Santa Rosa Plateau, and its flora, are given in that site's update log; some are also given here.
29 December 2006 updated plant trail guide to art smith trail from 12/26/06 fieldwork, including updated map from gps'ing done then
24 December 2006 updated laguna flora with revised life forms in small letters, not caps.
23 December 2006 updated plant trail guide to art smith trail from 12/21/06 fieldwork; updated laguna flora with revised life forms.
20 December 2006 added initial plant trail guide to art smith trail.
19 December 2006 blume updated his garner valley list with ~20 new taxa.
16 December 2006 added link to page on ranunculus occidentalis at the srp; added general list of references for pages on this site.
14 December 2006 updated sawmill trail, SnRsMtns, from 12/6/06 fieldwork; updated galium angustifolium jacinticum page to include sawmill trail discovery.
10 December 2006 added erik blume's voucher list for garner valley, san jacinto mtns.
3 December 2006 added analysis of baccharis emoryi / pilularis from upper newport bay.
1 December 2006 added overview of flora of Santa Rosa Mountains; added flora of deep canyon from zabriskie; updated "q. engelmannii" at horsethief creek to give q. acutidens id, along with pix of true engelmanns.
26 November 2006 added initial plant trail guide to sawmill trail from 11/24/06 fieldwork.
23 November 2006 updated cactus spring trail guide from 11/20/06 fieldwork.
19 November 2006 updated cactus spring trail guide from 11/16/06 fieldwork.
14 November 2006 added comments on some species to cactus spring trail guide, short botanical highlights, including list of taxa seen only on this trail or at most one other, and revised intro with correct elevation gains; updated print versions of this guide. added two updates to Santa Rosa Mountains voucher flora, both with more info in the rejected taxa table.
13 November 2006 updated cactus spring trail guide from 11/12/06 fieldwork (but not print versions).
10 November 2006 updated a. pringlei nascent infl page, and a. patula x a. pringlei hybrid page, with observations from 11/8/06.
9 November 2006 added one update to Santa Rosa Mountains voucher flora (put Machaeranthera canescens var. canescens in the rejected taxa list).
7 November 2006 added Santa Rosa Mountains voucher flora.
3 November 2006 added initial guide to cactus spring trail in santa rosa mountains from 10/31/06 fieldwork.
30 October 2006 added page on nascent inflorescences in a. pringlei; updated SnJt south ridge trail up and down guides from 10/26/06 fieldwork.
29 October 2006 updated a. patula x pringlei hybrid page with fieldwork from 10/26/06.
26 October 2006 added trip report from today's SnJt trip.
25 October 2006 added more to the page on the "Quercus engelmannii" voucher from cactus springs about the stabilized genome, and the dominant influence of q.c-m. on this tree.
24 October 2006 added past hybridization hypothesis from roberts and boyd to the page on the "Quercus engelmannii" voucher from cactus springs.
23 October 2006 updated deer springs trail from 10/21/06 fieldwork
22 October 2006 updated galium angustifolium jacinticum page with photos from 10/21/06 field work and further analysis.
20 October 2006 updated deer springs trail from 10/10/06 fieldwork; updated a. patula x a. pringlei page from 10/5/06 and 10/10/06 fieldwork.
19 October 2006 added two analysis pages from 10/17/06 fieldwork on the cactus springs trail in the santa rosa mountains - arctostaphylos glauca plants with cordate leaves, and redetermination of the "Quercus engelmannii" voucher as the tree form of cornelius-mulleri; updated SnJt voucher location plot to add a lot more roads, etc.
16 October 2006 corrected typo in jacinticum page; added caveat about elevation histogram for SnJt vouchers.
14 October 2006 updated SnJt voucher coverage page to add elevation analysis, and other updates; added first plant trail guide to ranch house trail at daley ranch, from 3/29/05 fieldwork.
13 October 2006 added voucher coverage of SnJt.
12 October 2006 added analysis page on Galium angustifolium ssp. jacinticum.
9 October 2006 updated deer springs plant trail guide from 10/5/06 fieldwork.
3 October 2006 updated plant facts with aspen as most widely distributed tree in north america, and plant db with usda silviculture manual; added new guide to deer springs trail, SnJt, up to mile 1.17.
30 September 2006 updated botanical trip log, unfortunately with no new reports.
24 September 2006 added longest names to facts.
22 September 2006 added link to Grand Canyon plant pages.
13 September 2006 added print version for bright angel trail plant trail guide, grand canyon.
8 September 2006 added pseudotsuga to hall's flora.
2 September 2006 corrected id of "kaffir plum" to prunus lyonii in the crystal cove green route guide, thanks to dick newell.
31 August 2006 confirmed one db page link is dead from hidden villa, and added that info to the dead link; updated pct to wellman cienega from 8/21/06 fieldwork, and extended that guide to just short of wellman divide.
30 August 2006 updated catalina and eflora links in California db page, and moved 3 dead links to a dead link section, thanks to michael charters
23 August 2006 updated webpage on the hybrids of Arctostaphylos patula X A. pringlei on the Devils slide Trail to give locations mapped on 8/21/06.
20 August 2006 added botanical trip reports for last two hikes; linked michael's last three trip reports from san jacinto; updated pct saddle junction to wellman cienega plant trail guide from 10/16/04 and 8/16/06 fieldwork; updated devils slide plant trail guide from 8/2/06, 8/11/06 and 8/16/06 fieldwork.
19 August 2006 added webpage on the hybrids of Arctostaphylos patula X A. pringlei on the Devils slide Trail.
15 August 2006 sorted new San Diego County species into surprises, not unexpected, and ssp out of range; corrected page to give jm names first; both of the above thanks to jane strong. added mention of fork in road for driving directions to SnJt south ridge trailhead. Added two more species to hall's flora, along with collection dates and his text for that.
14 August 2006 added three more species to hall's flora.
13 August 2006 added some comments on San Diego County 2006 checklist, including link to updated clemons flora, which is now therefore added online publicly; added four grass species to hall flora.
12 August 2006 added trifolium to hall flora.
10 August 2006 updated south ridge trail from 8/7/06 fieldwork; added version of guide going uphill.
9 August 2006 added botanical trail report from 8/7/06 fieldwork.
8 August 2006 added two more entries to hall's flora.
6 August 2006 updated south ridge trail from 8/2/06 fieldwork; updated pct saddle jct to south ridge trail from 7/26/06 and 8/2/06 fieldwork, and made it into Tahquitz valley loop via pct.
4 August 2006 added botanical trail report from 8/2/06 fieldwork.
31 July 2006 updated south ridge trail from 7/26/06 fieldwork, added pdf version, and added James Dillane as an author; added pdf version of saddle jct to south ridge trail.
30 July 2006 updated pct: saddle jct. to south ridge trail, from 7/26/06 fieldwork, and added pix of sugar pine next to limber pine.
29 July 2006 updated devils slide trail from 7/26/06 fieldwork; added webpage Plants of the Devils Slide Wet Drainages.
28 July 2006 added new page containing some excerpts from hall's his 1902 SnJt flora; added botanical report for SnJt trails from 7/26/06.
25 July 2006 updated devils slide trail from 7/14 and 7/19/06 fieldwork, and added pdf print version.
24 July 2006 updated south ridge trail, san jacinto mtns, from 10/5/04 fieldwork; updated pct: saddle jct. to south ridge trail, from 7/10/06 fieldwork.
21 July 2006 added botanical report for devils slide and willow creek trails from 7/19/06.
15 July 2006 added botanical report for devils slide and willow creek trails from yesterday.
13 July 2006 added botanical report for devils slide trail from 7/10/06; updated devils slide plant trail guide from 7/10/06 fieldwork.
9 July 2006 updated devils slide plant trail guide from 7/7/06 fieldwork.
8 July 2006 added murder by milkweed tidbit to facts.
7 July 2006 added botanical report for devils slide trail from today.
28 June 2006 added need for permit for devils slide trail.
15 April 2006 added jm comment on lepidium strictum actually being non-native.
4 April 2006 added a bit to the printing instructions webpage.
3 April 2006 added first pdf clickbook version for plant trail guide printouts, and a new webpage with explanation of how to print it.
29 March 2006 updated chollas to mention opuntia parryi varieties have returned in the FNA treatment.
20 March 2006 updated list trips in botanical trail report list, but unfortunately without any actual reports.
11 March 2006 added lifetime of nassella plants to facts.
9 March 2006 updated list trips in botanical trail report list, but unfortunately without any actual reports.
8 March 2006 added link to mike simpson's plant systematics links, and added other cnps chapters, all to unlabeled links page.
6 March 2006 linked comments on lightner's book to lightner's online page of corrections.
2 March 2006 added two more mcauley misidentifications, sent in by an anonymous reader (one of which was also sent in by Michael Charters, but I hadn't spent the time to confirm it until now).
1 March 2006 revised yesterday's lightner comment, thanks to input from the anonymous reader again.
28 February 2006 revised yesterday's lightner comment, thanks to input from lightner.
27 February 2006 added another lightner comment about the order of species and families in the book, thanks to input from an anonymous reader.
25 February 2006 corrected the identification for chamaesyce melanadenia in the eaton canyon flora and the mt. wilson toll road, thanks to Jason Hollinger; removed statement about absp flower brochure in comments on lightner's book, since I had remembered the brochure incorrectly.
22 February 2006 added garcia and adams book to California pix and db.
18 February 2006 updated listings for ken bowles and paula knoll in California pix and db.
17 February 2006 added breakdown by family to comments on lightner's book, as well as lists of a few taxa incorrectly placed as to shrub or per, and a list of taxa mentioned in the text, but which do not appear in the index or in the taxa name heading where mentioned.
16 February 2006 changed email contact for laguna flora pages to jeri's email address; updated comments on lightner's book with calystegia remarks; added stephanomeria plot for San Diego County to stephanomeria distribution page.
14 February 2006 corrected typo in name of Harpephyllum caffrum in list of non-native plants sorted by commonness.
13 February 2006 added few minor further explanations to plots to page on lightner's book; updated knoll and charter's listing in California plant pix and db page with their current number of taxa.
12 February 2006 added analysis of completeness for lightner's book, and added a number of other comments, including a few typos found by Kay Madore.
10 February 2006 updated comments on lightner's and mcauley's books, thanks to additional comments on mcauley from jay sullivan, who also discovered some typos in the webpage; updated url for cnps inventory, thanks to input from an anonymous reader.
9 February 2006 updated page on gnaphalium canescens subspecies beneolens and microcephalum, and updated comments on lightner's and mcauley's books.
8 February 2006 added page on gnaphalium canescens subspecies beneolens and microcephalum; added comments page on wildflower books by lightner and mcauley.
5 February 2006 updated guide to California hiking and riding trail from culp valley to 2600 foot saddle from 1/29/06 fieldwork, and extended guide to visitor center.
28 January 2006 added guide to California hiking and riding trail from culp valley to 2600 foot saddle; extended guide from visitor center to culp valley.
26 January 2006 minor revisions to calystegia analysis page.
24 January 2006 added pix to calystegia analysis page.
23 January 2006 added detailed analysis showing that calystegia macrostegia ssp. "intermedia" and ssp. "tenuifolia" do not exist.
13 January 2006 I updated lightner book info, and jane added separate link to Consortium of California Herbaria search form, in California db.
10 January 2006 minor update to jacumba voucher in pilostyles article; updated plant trail guide to California riding and hiking trail from 1/3/06 fieldwork.
8 January 2006 updated pilostyles article to incorporate comments from wayne, james and job, and added voucher et al locations and further observations from my fieldwork; moved up paula knoll's site with her new number of 67 taxa.
6 January 2006 updated url for paula knoll's site.
4 January 2006 corrected bad link in 2/2/05 trip report; added recent trips sans reports and one with a report.
30 December 2005 added analysis section on infestation properties to pilostyles page.
29 December 2005 added world's largest and smallest flowers to plant facts; added a bit more on the pilostyles distribution and corrected my confusion between the corpse flower, Rafflesia arnoldii, and the corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanum, caused by the common name. Thanks to bob allen for pointing out my error!
28 December 2005 added first analysis of pilostyles data collected today, on the distribution; accidentally linked online the draft of the rate of introduction of new species to the srp and riverside county, which was ok.
27 December 2005 corrected all opuntia echinocarpa in remaining Anza-Borrego Desert State Park guides to o. ganderi.
26 December 2005 updated California riding and hiking trail from 12/23/05 fieldwork.
22 December 2005 updated California riding and hiking trail from 12/19/05 fieldwork.
20 December 2005 corrected amorpha species in orange county / laurel canyon plant trail guide thanks to input from an anonymous reader.
18 December 2005 linked wayne's san elijo flora to flora list; updated crystal cove state park green route from 12/14/05 fieldwork; added first version of California riding and hiking trail, vc partway to culp valley, from 12/6/05 fieldwork.
17 December 2005 corrected typo in Harpephyllum caffrum in crystal cove sp floras.
9 December 2005 significantly updated cholla page, stimulated by a rebman article in the sand paper, by a changed label on a plant at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park visitor center, and by a lengthy conversation with jon rebman.
4 December 2005 corrected date for borrego palm canyon trail report from 2/20/05 to 2/25/05.
2 December 2005 added juncus like J. acutus ssp. leopoldii to borrego palm canyon guide, which I forgot to include in the earlier update.
30 November 2005 updated borrego palm canyon plant trail guide from 11/23 and 11/27/05 fieldwork.
14 November 2005 corrected date from 9/23/03 to 9/21/03 in trip from Fallbrook to narrows et al.
13 November 2005 added link to natural areas of California (from 1970s) in unlabeled links; added link to paula knoll's site in db, and updated # of taxa in michael's site; split this update log into 3 files, for 2001-2, 2003-4, and this one.
2 November 2005 updated hellhole canyon plant guide for absp from 10/29/05 fieldwork.
1 November 2005 added lovegrass and expanded eriogonum inflatum discussion in facts.
31 October 2005 updated botanical trail report from 10/29/05 to discuss the implications of this early bloom.
30 October 2005 added botanical trail report from 10/29/05
28 October 2005 updated hellhole canyon plant guide for absp from 10/25/05 fieldwork.
27 October 2005 corrected spelling of eriastrum s. in hellhole canyon botanical report thanks to kay's sharp eyes; clarified origin of the name of hellhole canyon, thanks to input from Phillip Roullard.
26 October 2005 added more species to 10/21/05 bloom report from kay in my botanical report; added botanical trail report from 10/25/05, including adding a new page on an "april bloom in october".
24 October 2005 added trip report from 10/21/05 anza borrego; updated hellhole canyon plant trail guide from 10/21/05 fieldwork; updated list of trips to include all recent trips, most are sadly without online reports.
20 October 2005 corrected notes From Car Trip Between Fallbrook and Anza-Borrego to say pectis papposa instead of lessingia.
4 October 2005 updated comments on western riverside county flora with roberts input about label for banning pass; added one more typo; updated urls for San Diego County plant atlas search, and added link to San Diego County name finder, both thanks to input from the San Diego County plant atlas project.
2 October 2005 added comments on western riverside county flora, as well as reference to the printed book and to roberts orange county flora, in floras.
25 September 2005 changed link for daley ranch flora to dillane's new site.
22 September 2005 added juncus seeds to ant dispersal species in facts.
1 September 2005 added "species we can't figure out whether they are native or not" to plant facts; added lager's studies to california poppy chile invasion to facts; added another example of bush poppy, and "ant dispersal of seeds is rare in California flora" to facts.
30 August 2005 added analysis page on the cal-ipc invasive species scores, as well as on my estimates for such scores.
28 August 2005 added analysis page on most common non-native species in Southern California, as well as the complete list of them in my db; put link to Percentage of Native Taxa Vs. Elevation directly on main page; added elaiosomes to plant facts.
26 August 2005 updated ehrharta page with map of infestation and speculation on the origin and spread of it.
24 August 2005 added California poppy as a weed in chile to interesting plant facts.
22 August 2005 updated smer south gate to gorge and stone creek loop plant trail guides, from 4/15/05 and 8/20/05 fieldwork.
30 July 2005 added links to vegetative guide to 39 grasses in eastern canada, and vegetative guide to 102 grasses in central canada, to California databases, both thanks to kay madore.
15 July 2005 added directions to east grade road for this palomar mtn plant trail guide.
13 July 2005 added link to king's poisonous plant page in unlabeled links.
7 July 2005 added analysis of distribution of natives vs non-natives
3 July 2005 added agrostis pallens was "most ids" at rsa, to facts.
15 June 2005 updated plant trail guide to garnet peak trail, from 7/2/04 fieldwork.
13 June 2005 corrected error for Calystegia occidentalis var. tomentella in the bob muns mt. pinos flora, thanks to input from Steve Hampson.
5 June 2005 updated page on Bj to explicitly call the anther notch for socal plants U or W shaped.
3 June 2005 updated page on Bj to incorporate wayne's comments.
30 May 2005 added link to gibson and prigge smm revised flora
25 May 2005 put completely revised "Bj doesn't exist in Southern California" page online.
21 May 2005 added analysis page on brodiaea t.k. x b. elegans from mission trails; put brodiaea pages together on separate link from plants main page.
24 April 2005 expanded the info on worst weeds in sd river watershed, thanks to mike kelly sending me his paper on it.
22 April 2005 added botanical trip report from dripping springs from today; put in placeholders for other recent trip reports.
21 April 2005 added info on spread of ehrharta along I-5, from mike kelly, and in crestridge ecological reserve, from jon rebman.
20 April 2005 added page on ehrharta longiflora, with pix from smer.
19 April 2005 corrected most common weed in sd river watershed from schinus molle to Schinus terebinthifolius, thanks to checking with mike kelly. Somehow, I had goofed in getting the species correctly.
9 April 2005 added list of color variants observed by james dillane, michael charters, kay madore, myself and others.
2 April 2005 updated rock creek trail guide at daley ranch from 3/29/05 fieldwork.
28 March 2005 updated borrego palm canyon plant guide to remove g. angelensis and put ssp on eriogonum inflatum.
27 March 2005 added initial plant trail guide to hellhole canyon trail, absp, from 3/25/05 fieldwork.
24 March 2005 updated borrego palm canyon plant guide from 3/14/05 and 3/21/05 fieldwork
9 March 2005 updated borrego palm canyon plant guide from 3/6/05 fieldwork
7 March 2005 updated link to Ozone Injury to Trees in the Western United States in Unlabeled Plant Links; couldn't find new link for Nitrogen Deposition Effects.
5 March 2005 updated key to gilias with more pix; updated borrego palm canyon plant guide from 3/1/05 fieldwork
4 March 2005 added key to gilias of San Diego County.
28 February 2005 updated borrego palm canyon plant guide from 2/25/05 fieldwork, added botanical trail report from that trip.
24 February 2005 updated coyote creek wash plant guide from 2/20/05 fieldwork
21 February 2005 added dick swinney's work-in-progress eastern SGM flora online; finally linked to wayne's anza-borrego flora in regional floras; linked death valley plant list; moved links from SGM pages to regional flora page; linked San Diego County plant lists.
20 February 2005 added botanical report from anza borrego today.
19 February 2005 updated url for nature ali's kern county wildflower report in blooms.
17 February 2005 updated coyote creek wash plant guide from 2/13/05 fieldwork; minor revisions to borrego trip reports.
12 February 2005 added several revisions to botanical report from death valley trip, thanks to input from Janet Westbrook.
11 February 2005 added pix to botanical report from death valley trip.
10 February 2005 added botanical report from death valley trip.
6 February 2005 added initial botanical trail guide to mt. wilson trail, from 1/27/05 fieldwork.
5 February 2005 updated comments, and slightly revised changed trail description, for borrego palm canyon plant guide.
1 February 2005 updated smer south gate to gorge from 1/29/05 fieldwork; updated borrego palm canyon guide from 1/24/05 fieldwork.
31 January 2005 revisions of agrifolia analysis thanks to comments by jane strong and michael charters; but then page was temporarily removed after getting further comments from jane and fred roberts. It will be placed back online after I receive a sample of a var. oxyadenia leaf from jane to be pictured in the page.
30 January 2005 added analysis of the two varieties of q. agrifolia.
24 January 2005 added botanical trail report from borrego palm canyon fieldwork today; added to the plant trail guide a detailed description of changes to the main trail after the 9/04 flash flood.
23 January 2005 added list of species in bloom at borrego palm canyon on 1/20/05 to its botanical trail report.
22 January 2005 updated plant guide to borrego palm canyon from 1/20/05 fieldwork.
21 January 2005 minor update to botanical trail report from borrego palm canyon fieldwork.
20 January 2005 added botanical trail report from borrego palm canyon fieldwork today.
19 January 2005 updated plant guide to borrego palm canyon trail from 3/27/04 fieldwork.
18 January 2005 linked plant trail guide for hidden spring from botanical report.
17 January 2005 added initial plant trail guide to hidden spring trail at daley ranch, from 1/16/05 fieldwork.
16 January 2005 added botanical trail report for daley ranch trip today.
15 January 2005 updated plant guide for guy fleming trail at torrey pines from 1/13/05 fieldwork.
11 January 2005 revision to carlsbad seawalk guide re the height of the wall above the beach.
10 January 2005 updated carlsbad seawalk guide with a much-beefed up introduction, stimulated by input from Don Rideout.
9 January 2005 added botanical trail report for beach trail, 1/5/05; moved 2004 reports to separate page.
8 January 2005 updated plant guide for beach trail at torrey pines from 1/5/05 fieldwork.
7 January 2005 updated rock ridge trail at daley ranch with james' input from last august, mostly common names, comments and #here.
6 January 2005 Updated California pix and db for charters current number of 1,565 taxa.
2 January 2005 added links to desert punchbowl, and antelope valley wildflower sanctuaries, to regional floras.
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