User:Dcrjsr/gallery of Sierra flowers

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Identification of flower family and species is made with reference to L.R. Blackwell 2002 "Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin" (ISBN 1551052816), L.R. Blackwell 1998 "Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley" (ISBN 1551052261), E.L. Horn 1998 "Sierra Nevada Wildflowers" (ISBN 0878423885), J.M. Laws 2007 "The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada"(ISBN 9781597140522), J.D. Stuart & J.O. Sawyer 2001 "Trees & Shrubs of California" (ISBN 978-0-520-22110-9); sometimes looking at CalPhotos ( or category images on Wikimedia Commons, and checking on subtle distinctions and unusual species with N.F. Weeden 1996 "A Sierra Nevada Flora" (ISBN 0899972047) or the Jepson Manual, 2nd edition (ISBN 9780520253124). When unsure, I usually do not upload an image, except in cases like the sedges, where I'd love to get help with identifying them. My thanks to the Outdoor Recreation Dept at UC Boulder and especially to the Botany Dept at Harvard, who got me intrigued with alpine plants and gave me some background; more recently, thanks to the Bristlecone chapter of the California Native Plant Society [1].

Using The Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition, these galleries are organized with Monocots first, then Dicots. Within the Dicots, the order is first the Rosid group, then Poppy and Buttercup, then the Asterid group. Within those sections, families are alphabetical by common name (except Rose is first in the Rosids).