Monday, November 22, 2010

Photo Contest Winners!

The decision has been made and the best photo submitted to the Rare Plant Treasure Hunt is....

this photo of the elegant White bear poppy, Arctomecon merriamii, list 2.2 by Lara Hartley, Kern County Chapter! This plant is found in the Eastern Mojave desert. Lara submitted a survey form for this and other rare plants in the desert. Thank you Lara!

Our 2nd place winner is Ben Smith who captured this beautiful rare Mariposa Lily, Calochortus weedii var. intermedius, list 1B.2, in Orange county. He submitted survey forms on not only this plant but on the rare Peninsular beargrass, Nolina cismontana, list 1B.2. Thank you Ben!
Our 3rd place winner is Don Davis, who took this photo of the striking Alkali Mariposa Lily, Calochortus striatus, list 1B.2 near Lancaster, CA. Don is getting us coordinates for this rare plant population as well. Thank you Don!

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