Sunday, April 20, 2008

A windy day at Stansbury Island April 19th.

Great day out everyone. Special thanks to Brad Coleman for his co-teaching the class. What follows is a list of the plants that we talked about. I've ordered them into family groups. For 90 bonus points who remembers which family the above plant was in?
See ya all (and hopefully those who missed Stansbury Island) at Red Butte Garden behind the courtyard fountain. They'll be expecting you at the admissions desk, don't pay to get in, say "I'm with the Follow the Wildflowers class" and proudly walk in.
Apiaceae or Parsley Family:
Lomatium grayii Milfoil biscuit root
Cymopterus purpurascens Purple Spring Parsely
Asteraceae or Sunflower or Aster Family:
Artemisia ludoviciana Foothill sage
Artemisia tridentata Sagebrush
Grindelia squarrosa curlycup gumweed
Tetradymia spinosa spiny horsebrush
gutierrezia sarothrae Broom snakebrush
Boraginaceae or The Fuzzy Little Borage family:
Cryptantha humilis
Chenopodiaceae The Stinky Goosefoot family:
Atriplex confertifolia Shadscale
Sarcobatus vermiculatus Greasewood
Fabaceae or The Fabulous Fabaceae Family or the Pea family:
Astragalus cibarius Browse Milkvetch
Astragalus utahensis Utah milkvetch
Geraniaceae or Geranium family:
Erodium cicutarium Storksbill or Fillaree
Poaceae or Grass family:
Bromus tectorum Cheatgrass
Aristida purpurea Purple three awn
Polemoniaceae or Phlox family:
Phlox longifolia Longleaf phlox
Ranunculaceae or Buttercup family:
Ranunculus andersonii Violet buttercup
Scrophulariaceae or Figwort family:
Castilleja angustifolia
We talked about others like the solitary sunflower stalk and the Princes Plume (Stanleya pinnata) but thats most of it.

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