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Mosses and Lichens / Moose und Flechten. 🌿 The melting snows are revealing the irresistible greens of the many mosses and lichens! While I am still occupied with cataloging my wildflower finds from last fall, the fresh green tones are a welcome sight, and I am curious to see how well they press. Any experiences with pressing mosses, and any good tips for identification? 🌿 Der Schneeschmelze zeigt die unwiderstehlichen Grüne der vielen Moose und Flechten! Während ich noch mit dem Katalogisieren meiner Wildblumenfunde vom letzten Herbst beschäftigt bin, sind die frischen Grüntöne ein willkommener Anblick, und ich bin neugierig zu sehen, wie gut sie sich pressen lassen. Irgendwelche Erfahrungen mit gepressten Moosen und irgendwelche gute Tipps zur Identifikation?

What a ride, 2016! Much like so many other people, this year has been interesting to say the least. I was lucky to have spent a lot of time botanizing beautiful places, many in California, and especially Mendocino County. As shown above, many of you liked my pictures of the redwoods in Mendocino - five of the nine photos above are from the redwoods during rainy season. Quite spectacular, the same of which I hope is in store for 2017. Many of the upcoming photos I'll be posting will be from other places outside of California, as I'm exploring around the southwest. Hopefully you'll enjoy those photos as much as I've been enjoying a new adventure. Stay healthy and happy, and sending you all much love and blessings for the upcoming year!

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Fumaria capreolata in the morning. The droplets at the leaf margin tips are xylem sap pushed out as root pressure builds through the night when transpiration has stopped. 💎 💎 💎 #fumaria #fumariacapreolata #jerusalem #guttation #botanizing #sidewalkflora #mediterraneanplants #plantporn #leavesonlyleaves

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Cornelian cherry dogwood is the first tree to bloom in the neighborhood. Hopefully we'll have some pollinators on wing soon enough!
#eveningrun #botanizing #overlookneighborhood #cornusmas #treefriends #portland #ediblelandscaping #perennialedibles #streettree #resiliencedesign

Fumaria capreolata in the morning. The droplets at the leaf margin tips are xylem sap pushed out as root pressure builds through the night when transpiration has stopped. 💎 💎 💎 #fumaria #fumariacapreolata #jerusalem #guttation #botanizing #sidewalkflora #mediterraneanplants #plantporn #leavesonlyleaves

After a rain in the desert, many things bloom. Here is some variation in Rumex cyparius, pink sorrel. The seeds sport pinky red wings that aid in dispersal. #rumex #rumexcyparius #israel #redsea #botanizing #desertflowers #sorrel #ecology #plantlove #plantporn

Mosses and Lichens / Moose und Flechten. 🌿 The melting snows are revealing the irresistible greens of the many mosses and lichens! While I am still occupied with cataloging my wildflower finds from last fall, the fresh green tones are a welcome sight, and I am curious to see how well they press. Any experiences with pressing mosses, and any good tips for identification? 🌿 Der Schneeschmelze zeigt die unwiderstehlichen Grüne der vielen Moose und Flechten! Während ich noch mit dem Katalogisieren meiner Wildblumenfunde vom letzten Herbst beschäftigt bin, sind die frischen Grüntöne ein willkommener Anblick, und ich bin neugierig zu sehen, wie gut sie sich pressen lassen. Irgendwelche Erfahrungen mit gepressten Moosen und irgendwelche gute Tipps zur Identifikation?

💛💚💙Mustard fields forever. Sinapis alba, white mustard, at Tel Sokho #sinapis #sinapisalba #mustard #whitemustard #wildflowers #winterflowers #botanizing #hiking #plantporn #plantlove #israeligram #landscapeporn

Sinapis alba, white mustard, growing among other wildflowers at the top of Tel Sokho, also known as Givat HaTurmosim, the Hill of the Lupines. A tel or tell is a hill-like mound with a flat top formed as generations live and rebuild on the same spot. This one is known for its lupines, one of which you can see in the background. #sinapis #sinapisalba #lupinus #mustard #whitemustard #wildflowers #winterflowers #botanizing #hiking #plantporn #plantlove #israeligram

🌸🌸Helianthemum versicarium, the pink sun rose, growing in the coastal sand plain of Israel. This genus is has a mycorrhizal association with desert truffles! #helianthemum #helianthemumversicarium #cistaceae #sunrose #floraofisrael #israel #botanizing #ecology

The Valley of the Cross is a beautiful park near where I live. See here the lumps of limestone, the olive trees, and the red crown anemones. #oleaeuropaea #anemonecoronaria #olivetree #crownanemone #wildflowers #jerusalem #valleyofthecross #olea #oleaceae #ranunculaceae #botanizing #israel #plantlove

A wild apple, Malus sylvestris. One of 110 trees I have registered in this area so far.
There are many more!
In the open grazed areas, the trees are compact, healthy, flowering well and producing plenty of seeds. In several surrounding areas, there are no animals grazing anymore, and trees and thickets slowly evolve into taller growing forest, shading out the apple trees.

Lacking sunlight means less flowering, less seed production and poor regeneration due to the too low light levels for seedlings to develop healthy growth.
The cultural landscape with grazing animals and some other trees being cut down, is vital for the survival of this species.
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On Valentines Day: A mistletoe, Viscum album, connected to its host. Traditionally in England, a man were allowed to steal a kiss from any woman standing under one. Refusing was considered bad luck. Histories on mistletoes stems back thousands of years to the Greek, later in Norse mythology and by Celtic Druids. And, probably elsewhere too.
Flowering in winter, it was a symbol of fertility.
It is a hemiparasitic plant. A bird eats the whitish almost transparent berry, the seed goes through the birds stomach, being deposited on a branch of a tree, glued to the twig with bird poop and remaining fruit pulp. If on a young branch, when germinating, a structure looking like a tiny elephants foot is attaching to the bark, using enzymes to go through. It will continue growth beneath the bark for a few years, the only evidence you may see, are thicker bumpy areas trailing along the stem. At one point it will emerge through the bark, growing its own stems and leaves, still attached to the vessels of its host. Reaching maturity, it will start flowering, creating new generations.

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Melia azedarach, the China berry. Invasive in Israel and many other places, it is a rather ornamental tree with showy yellow fruits and light purple flowers. Other important members of the family Meliaceae include mahogany (Swietenia sp.) and neem (Azadirachta indica). Like mahogany, Melia produces a fine wood, and like neem, its leaves carry a natural insecticide. #jerusalem #streettrees #invasiveplants #melia #meliaazedarach #meliaceae #mahogany #botanizing #sidewalkbotany