Asteraceous Illinois: September 25th, 2018 Illinois Botanists Big Year Update

It's late September and the woodland asters are in full glorious bloom. The heat is finally starting to subside, but the mosquitoes are not. Anyone else getting just totally eaten alive??? I've gone through almost a whole bottle of bugspray just in the past week. o_o

Current Illinois Botanists Big Year Stats: (help identify)

28,479 observations
1,357 species
1,691 observers
792 identifiers

We've added 39 new species since last month and we're about 40 species shy of last year's total. There's still time of course! All these stats are only counting Research Grade observations, so there are likely plenty of species hiding waiting for ID or ID confirmation. Can you lend a hand? Help identify at this link!

Recently-observed Favorites

Fruits of puzzleplant aka Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis) by @ever1earn.

Fringey cap of burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa) by @kennedy9094. Have you ever felt the inside of a burr acorn cap? So soft.

Lovely ol' stiff gentian (Gentianella quinquefolia) by @skrentnyjeff.

Glowing fruits of cranberry viburnum (Viburnum opulus) by @sanguinaria33. If you squint hard enough you can see that you can forget there are two subspecies you're supposed to care about.

Harbinger-of-fall, the I'm-not-in-New-England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) by @kae91

Below are links to what we as a group have found in 2018 so far compared to what has been documented on iNaturalist before 2018. The lists in the links below will update automatically as people continue adding observations throughout the year. iNaturalist's compare tool limits us to check 500 taxa at a time, so these are broken into several chunks.

Non-flowering plants
Monocots excluding Poales
Poales (grasses, sedges, rushes, & friends)
Plants in Asterales (sunflower family and friends)
Plants in Fabales (pea family and friends)
Plants in Lamiales (mint family and friends)
Plants in Rosales (rose family and friends)
Plants in Brassicales (mustard family and friends)
Plants in Ranunculales (buttercup family and friends)
Plants in Caryophyllales (pink family and friends)
All other (eu)dicots except the groups above

See what species you haven't observed yet in Illinois with the following link. Just change it from my username (bouteloua) to yours:


由使用者 bouteloua bouteloua2018年09月26日 01:55 所貼文


Tagging in* everyone who made 10 or more research grade plant observations in Illinois in the past couple months. Welcome all the new people!! You can follow the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2018 project by clicking "Join" in the top right corner of our project page and read more about the ILBBY on the Illinois Native Plant Society website.

@annechw @adamwardsell @alderjulius @aliciawala @amandakrause @andrea14 @andrewhipp @angelrob @annettem @aparm7 @arbor167 @aseeger @ashleywold @bertrand_leclercq @birdboy @birding16 @bouteloua @bozbabe @brad_a @carolt-80 @chloe53 @chris497 @chris544 @chriskozlak @cindydarnell @ckred27 @conniecowan @corvusshade @cowsley @crwrcwamt @cvittore @dallaslevey @danfn @daniel670 @davarapalli @davepeterson @davidr2 @davidschwaegler @dmanigold @eattaway92 @ejiang @elfaulkner @ellenkwilson @emaleedoyle @emilyhelm @ever1earn @ewarden @fgbt @flexfolks @flittergold @funkyfivemama @genesiscastillotorres @geodude365 @get_outside @glassings @gregulr @gregwahl @guessingatgreen @gwave77 @j3berry @jackassgardener @jaimekc @jawinget @jeandotson @jenhugstrees @jerr17 @jlotarsk @jmb62 @jmin1441 @jmmcclo @johnhboldt @jonnakrueger @josh-farnum @jossler @jpruiett @jrebman @jroedel @juliebags @k2018lena @kae91 @kahokian @katelynsbolds @kelvin9 @kennedy9094 @kinz917 @kkucera @klwarnecke @laura678 @laurennassef @leahk7 @lenorapohlman @lesliejeanie @liztorical @lupines67 @mariez @matt167 @mattr2 @mcleandg692 @megansneyd @meghancruz @mfunk @michael_morin @mikebeam @missgreen @mjadams @mjedloe @mn2010 @monika1993 @morganabel @mvandevord @nativemitch @nearlywild @neaturephyter @ngarci21 @ngerlach @nweickert @observer26 @oldboy1990 @partspermillion @paulefields @paulroots @pligger @prairie_land_conservancy @prairiedawg @prooney191 @psweet @puzzlemasta @randyshonkwiler @rebeccaerickson @rfruin @rgraveolens @rheinrichs @richhunter515 @rin_nd @rubzzz @ryangraduate @sally62 @sanguinaria33 @scachicago @sedge @shanvf @skrentnyjeff @smatelski @smoreno2 @spaz4 @spirtedgardener @staceyrecht @steveduda @susan298 @taco2000 @tararat @thelibster94 @timidlittleturtle @toddredacted @tori307 @treetop @tysonjenkins @wdstknaturalyard @whimbrelbirder @wildernessbarbie @williamzierath @wmills191 @woodridgejeff @xalopez19

*Please send me a message if you would prefer that I do not notify you of these types of posts.

發佈由 bouteloua 大約 6 年 前

Keep up the awesome plant observations from Illinois! I sure am enjoying them! :)

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