ROCK CREEK, SIERRA NEVADAS JULY 2016
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Large-leaved avens
Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum
Rosaceae
[perincisum = deeply-incised, for the leaves]


 
Lemmon's paintbrush ^
Castilleja lemmonii
Orobanchaceae

[Species named for California plant collector John Gill Lemmon, 1832-1908]


 
 
 
Alpine goldenrod ^
Solidago multiradiata
Asteraceae
 
 



   
American speedwell
Veronica americana
Plantaginaceae



     
Beaked penstemon
Penstemon rostriflorus
Plantaginaceae

The specific name rostriflorus comes from the Latin root rostrum, "a bill, snout or beak," so what is the connection between this root and the common English word rostrum, a raised speaker's platform? During Roman times, naval ships had elaborate prows or 'beaks' built on their bows for purposes of ramming enemy ships. When the Romans won a naval battle, they would take the 'beaks' from their opponent's ships and mount them on the speaker's platform in the Forum to emphasize the extent of their victory.


 
 
Alpine sheep sorrel ^
Rumex paucifolius
Polygonaceae

 
 



 
Bolander's quillwort ^
Isoetes bolanderi
Isoetaceae

  Western waterweed ^
Elodea nuttallii
Hydrocharitaceae


 
 
 
Alpine shooting star
Primula tetrandra
Primulaceae
 
 



   
Woolly mullein *
Verbascum thapsus
Scrophulariaceae




   
Woolly mule's ears
Wyethia mollis
Asteraceae
[Named for American inventor, businessman and plant collector Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, 1802-1856]


 
Arrowleaf butterweed, Arrowleaf ragwort
Senecio triangularis
Asteraceae


 
 
 
Woolly groundsel ^
Packera cana
Asteraceae
 
 



   
Bush chinquapin
Chrysolepis sempervirens
Fagaceae





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