Black Lassic

Black Lassic is one peak among the Lassics of Trinity County and is characterized by outcrops of serpentine, mudstone, and sandstone surrounded by coniferous forest. Pyrola crypta is a species that grows predominantly under Pseudotsuga in this area. It is very similar in appearance to P. picta but can be distinguished by its unusually long sepals …

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Sequoia National Forest

The southern end of the Sierra Nevada in California runs through Sequoia National Forest. On June 11-12, 2011, graduate student Naomi Fraga brought me on a trip to the area to collect Mimulus species (Phrymaceae). This forest features some great habitat (Fig. 1) for mycoheterotrophic Ericaceae as well, including Pyrola dentata. The plants I collected …

Baja California

On December 1, 2012 I drove with Thomas Stoughton (graduate student at RSABG) to Sierra de San Pedro Mártir in Mexico from Los Angeles County, California. The drive south along the Pacific Coast and ascension to the montane Parque Nacional are both thrilling. Previous to this trip, I located a single collection of Pyrola dentata from …