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This just in ...

Matt Lewis, Utah State graduate student, just sent me a report from the field that Schoenocrambe suffrutescens (or Hesperidanthus suffrutescens or shrubby reed-mustard, or whatever you want to call it this week) is just starting to flower!  We don't have photos yet, but here's what it looked like just a week ago out near Big Pack Mountain, with the flowering stalks just starting to emerge:

Schoenocrambe suffrutescens

Those are last years' dried-up flowering stalks sticking out from the plant.  Maybe Matt will send us another report soon and flower photos?

In the meantime, here's another cool plant that's flowering right now, which I believe is Cryptantha paradoxa but may well be C. flavoculata.  Either way, it's a catseye and it's adorable.  This was taken near the Pariette wetlands.

Cryptantha paradoxa

If anyone out there reading has a suggestion, correction, or even photos to share, please let me know! 

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