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Flowers of the Sierra Nevada

 
Flowers of the Sierra Nevada

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Flowers of the Sierra Nevada

Image Type(s): Flora, Scenery

 

Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Jun 5, 2006 / Jan 27, 2014

Object ID: 198189

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Page Score: 90.4% - 32 Votes 

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Sierra Wildflowers

The Sierra range in California is home to an abundance of beautiful wildflowers. This album is intended to serve as a refernce guide for identifying flowers. Post your photos with the name of the flower if possible and where the photo was taken. (Please post photos of flowers from the Sierra Nevada only.)

To search for a photo of a specific flower, click on the Images link at the top of the column on the lefthand side of this page and enter your search criteria in the next screen.

External Links

USDA Plants Database - a great reference database for identifying flowers.
ITIS.gov - Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
UC Berkeley CalPhotos Website - California flowers database
Tarol's California Wildflower website - photos of a variety of California wildflowers
David Senesac's Sierra Nevada gallery
Sierra Wildflowers (external) - a great reference site for Sierra flowers

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JasonHGreat Idea!

JasonH

Voted 10/10

I love your idea. I do have one question. I got a picture of a golden poppy that I would like to include but the poppy is found throughout California not just in the Sierra Nevada like you state. Can I go ahead and include it?
Posted Jun 5, 2006 4:32 am

AlpinistRe: Great Idea!

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

As long as it is the same variety of Poppy that is found in the Sierra, then definitely. If it is a different variety, then I would say no. Thanks!
Posted Jun 5, 2006 4:59 am

El CuervoGood idea

Voted 10/10

I was surprised to see you linked to a photo I captured of a columbine on Shepherd Creek. I will post others in my album and you can link to them if you see fit. I do not know the names of the ones I will be posting, so if others can identify, please do.

El Cuervo
Posted Jun 12, 2006 9:09 pm

AlpinistRe: Good idea

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

I welcome your photos. You can add them directly to this page if you want. In fact, you have the ability to attach them to as many different pages as you like with the Attach feature. Thanks very much!
Posted Jun 12, 2006 9:42 pm

lisaegreat pictures

lisae

Hasn't voted

Thanks for setting up the album! I love flowers & looking at flower pictures.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 10:27 pm

AlpinistRe: great pictures

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

Thanks! Check back from time to time. Hopefully this page will grow into a nice collection of Sierra flowers!
Posted Jun 12, 2006 11:08 pm

mjrangelVery nice idea!

mjrangel

Hasn't voted

Next time I'm out I'll try to turn on my macro vision. I'd love to contribute to your album.
Posted Jun 13, 2006 12:22 am

AlpinistRe: Very nice idea!

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

Thanks!
Posted Jun 13, 2006 2:19 am

Scott M.Link

Scott M.

Voted 9/10

Great idea and I'll enjoy using and adding to this as a resource. Another handy link for flower ID is UC Berkeley's Digital photo library.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 2:22 pm

AlpinistRe: Link

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

Thanks Scott. I look forward to your additions. I have used the CalPhotos website for reference and will add the link to this page. Too bad they don't have thumbnail images in their listings. It would make flower identification much easier for amateurs like me.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 5:16 pm

KerstinA Wildflower book recommendation

Kerstin

Voted 10/10

The book I'd most recommend for people interested in Sierra Wildflowers is "Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and Adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin" by Laird Blackwell. His guide has great photos and descriptions of flowers not only from the High Sierra, but from the lower elevations of the Eastern Sierra. I've enjoyed grabbing this guide and wandering through the sagebrush near whatever campground I'm at--Four Jeffrey, Tinemaha Creek, Upper Sage Flat...If you encounter a wildflower, you'll probably find it in this guide.

There are a lot of other good wildflower guides, but I like how this one covers a wide variety of elevations.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 1:34 am

AlpinistRe: A Wildflower book recommendation

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

Thanks very much Kerstin. I am looking for good references on Sierra wildflowers. I'll definitely check out Blackwell's field guide. I hope to see some of your photos on this page one day.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 5:56 am

tarolI love wildflowers :)

tarol

Voted 10/10

Nice page. If you would like to add a link, most of these are found in the Sierra...

http://www.tarol.com/ca_wildflowers.html
Posted Jul 10, 2006 4:46 pm

AlpinistRe: I love wildflowers :)

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the link and for your additions. You have some wonderful photos!
Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:38 pm

tarolRe: I love wildflowers :)

tarol

Voted 10/10

Thank you, finding and photographing wildflowers is one of my passions :) Thanks again for creating this page!
Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:44 pm

VladislavVery nice album!

Vladislav

Voted 10/10

By the way, thanks for adding my picture of sky pilots to it. I added two more.
Vlad.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 5:26 pm

AlpinistRe: Very nice album!

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

Glad you enjoyed the album. Thanks for the additions and for the vote!
Posted Sep 25, 2007 12:37 pm

ironcondorWildflowers are Cool

ironcondor

Voted 10/10

Super photos!
Posted Mar 24, 2010 10:55 pm

AlpinistRe: Wildflowers are Cool

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

There are definitely some excellent photographers on SP, as evidenced by the photos in this album. Thanks for the vote!
Posted Mar 25, 2010 11:48 am

AceSierraMore added

AceSierra

Hasn't voted

I added a bunch that haven't previously been included, though some are not the best shots. If people want to use this as a resource, it's better to just add anything new, regardless of how good a composed photo it is. I haven't found many websites that help identify flowers by looking at photos, but maybe I don't know where to look.

Also, I think it helps if the location of the photo is submitted as well. Some of these are hard to find, so if people know where to look, then it makes it easier to find.
Posted Jul 3, 2012 11:28 am

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