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Photos from Lauder Sandhills on 2009-Jul27:
Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): plant Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): flowers Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): flower Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): flower Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): plant with galls Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): plant with galls Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): galls Skeletonweed (Lygodesmia juncea): galls Silky prairie-clover (Dalea villosa): plant Silky prairie-clover (Dalea villosa): flower-spike closer Silky prairie-clover (Dalea villosa): flower-spike unidentified Grass (Poaceae sp): Smooth rose (Rosa blanda): plant White evening-primrose (Oenothera nuttallii): flower and buds Richardsons alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii): plant with seedpods Spurge hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae): caterpillar late instar; introduced to control Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) Spurge hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae): caterpillar closer Pincushion cactus (Escobaria vivipara): Grasshopper (Caelifera sp): all-white and badly overexposed Hairy yellow aster (Chrysopsis villosa): plant Hairy yellow aster (Chrysopsis villosa): flowers Hairy yellow aster (Chrysopsis villosa): flower Silky prairie-clover (Dalea villosa): flower-spike Unnamed tortula moss (Tortula ruralis): this moss stabilizes the dunes by forming a crust Unnamed tortula moss (Tortula ruralis): closer Lilac-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis): plant Lilac-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis): flower Silky prairie-clover (Dalea villosa): plant nicer example Silky prairie-clover (Dalea villosa): plant nicer example Grey wolf (Canis lupus): skull Purple prairie-clover (Dalea purpurea): plant Purple prairie-clover (Dalea purpurea): flower-spike Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): plant Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): leaves Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): flowers and leaves Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): flowers Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): flower Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): flower Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): plant Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): flowers habitat: Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) ATV-tracks: with Doris for scale ATV-tracks: Carrion-flower (Smilax lasioneura): plant Carrion-flower (Smilax lasioneura): leaf Carrion-flower (Smilax lasioneura): leaf underside Wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis): leaves and berries Wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis): berries bad focus Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)?: plant with bud? seed-capsule? Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)?: bud? seed-capsule? closer unidentified: plant with pink buds unidentified: pink buds closer
- note: the Spurge hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae) was introduced to control Leafy spurge, apparently with very little success;


Photos from N side of pr345 at Lauder Sandhills on 2009-Jul27:
Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): plant Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora): plant habitat: Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) on road-allowance object: arrangement of rocks on road-allowance
- the plants identified as Green milkweed had us briefly thinking we'd found the elusive Spiderwort