Ryles found this weed in a gravel driveway in Pine Mt Lake. It has a tiny root, and lots of needle-shaped, flexible leaves growing from the base. We took photos of it and sent them to Scott Oneto, Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension. Scott replied back, saying it was narrow leaved miner’s lettuce, Claytonia parviflora. This plant was hard to ID, in this state. Had the flowers been out, it would have easy, as the flowers are so distinctive.
Steve Deaver collected this telegraphweed from a job site in Wallace, Calaveras County, Ca.
We took some microscope pictures to examine the structure. The oil appears to be extruded from the main stem and leaves, where it mostly remains (as opposed to being on the ends of hairs). We found one mite (see video), and an insect, shown at the bottom.
Panicle willowherb, Epilobium brachycarpum, is becoming more of a weed species to contend with. Glyphosate is typically not very effective on it.
Thanks to Scott Oneto for the ID.
Telegraph weed. Thanks to Scott Oneto for the ID.
This highly aromatic plant is growing in abundance in the Lake Tullock area. Farm Advisor Scott Oneto believes it is a native mint, Pogogyne serpylloides.