Collected by Steve Deaver, Richards Ranch, Tuolumne County, January 2018.
Thank to Scott Oneto for the ID.
Trichostema lanceolatum – vinegarweed
Thanks to Scott Oneto for the identification. 3 January 2018.
Pokeweed, found in the Oakdale area. 27 September 2017. Photos by Ryan McQuoid. Thanks to Scott Oneto for the ID.
Roadside areas, Copperopolis. 29 August 2017. Collected by Seve Deaver. Identification by Scott Oneto.
Thanks to Scott Oneto for the identification.
Images below show the flowers, aphids, and density of growth. Most images taken 25 March 2017, Columbia California.
Malta Star Thistle is spreading throughout Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. Malta star thistle looks like yellow star thistle but has shorter spines. It is being reported from Columbia, Tuolumne and up into US Forest Service property. In the Italian Bar and Apple Colony Road areas, Malta star thistle is forming thick stands.