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What flower is this?  Saw on a day hike here in southern cal:

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You didn't touch that, did you?

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A white and yellow one.

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A white and yellow one.

I thought that was a yellow and white one.

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Wow, three helpful answers already!  :D

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All in the spirit of sharing...

I believe it is a flower. That one, is alive.


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I think it's a Mariposa lily.  Ask Tarol :)

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http://zanzinger.photoshelter.com/image/I0000Ch1Ds6PaJK0

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That one doesn't have the brown spots, TDale.

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But mine has the 5 brown circles in addition to yellow and white...

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http://www.monrovia.com/plant-c....ose.php

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Too many petals for the Mariposa lily, though.  Need a larger picture.

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Not a mariposa - it looks like it has 5 petals.  You have a bigger photo?  What elevation and locale was it growing.

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It's probably something in Malvaceae.  Desert Cotton looks vaguely like that, or Desert Five Spot.  Neither is a match, but I'd start looking in that family.
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But mine has the 5 brown circles in addition to yellow and white...

It's a dying white and yellow flower.

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Cistus Snowfire?

http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/plant-cistus-snowfire-2037.aspx



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It's a pretty flower.
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It's in here:
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu

Tarol's got it right: elevation, direction of exposure etc. would help narrow it down. A lot of bushes have white flowers....
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Looks like a poppy to me

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It's a pretty flower.

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But mine has the 5 brown circles in addition to yellow and white...

Oh!  It's a pretty flower, with Lyme's Disease.

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I think Lamebeaver has it!

Here's a larger picture -- sorry about the quality -- it was taken with my cell.   Echo Mountain Trail -- LA area - at around 3,000 ft.



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That's helpful, but what exact coordinates? That would really help. And what time was it...and what phase was the moon in?

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I think Lamebeaver has it!

Here's a larger picture -- sorry about the quality -- it was taken with my cell.   Echo Mountain Trail -- LA area - at around 3,000 ft.


A transplant that's escaped: Crimson Spot Rockrose Cistus ladanifer ("Cistus ladanifer, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.")



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Thanks - LB, HSF, et. al.

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Here's a larger picture -- sorry about the quality -- it was taken with my cell.   Echo Mountain Trail -- LA area - at around 3,000 ft.


A transplant that's escaped: Crimson Spot Rockrose Cistus ladanifer ("Cistus ladanifer, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.")



http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=138831&one=T

Since you're a scientist, brother, I figured I'd let you know that it's "eudicots" to evolutionary biologists.

Nice one, big load -Malvales, though not Malvaceae. I didn't know what it was.

Red dog, poppies never (unless they're a mutant or something) have 5 petals, not that it's easy to count the number of petals in many of those photos. You can infer number of petals from the number of nectar guides, though.


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-Malvales, though not Malvaceae.

I guess that's why I couldn't find it.  I also limited my search to native species.  

I wish I could come back in 50 years after all reorganization due to genetic analysis is hashed out, for animals as well as plants.  I'm still trying to get used to the Scarlet Tanager not being a Tanager anymore.
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:)  :D  :;):
If you want to know, count the petals, get a photo that shows the leaves, and the way that the flower is arranged on the stem. It's all about some basic patterns, the best book I know for that is Botany In A Day by Thomas J. Elpel http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/, it is a practical guide.


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Thanks Reminiscence, but once they're blended in my polytron homogenizer they all pretty much are the same. And when I gotta have a bigger blender I've got some one gallon Warings. :)


Grind and bind baby, the biochemist's theme.

I do like the pretty photos. Why the Jepson has never been a fave. That and an unending quarter doing the meristics thing on the entire preserved fish collection under some building at SIO.... Shudder.
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